Official Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with lobed corners, a flattened rim with a narrow raised edge and four coud-shaped feet. The flower-pot-stand has opalescent glaze on the interior, except junctions between sides, base and rim, which are purple, the exterior is purple-glazed, apart from an area of blue at the lower edge. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 53 millimetres
- Width: 182 millimetres
- Width: 153 millimetres (base)
- Depth: 114 millimetres (base)
- Width: 182 millimetres (mouth)
- Depth: 147 millimetres (mouth)
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription CommentThe numeral shi (ten) impressed on base
Published PDF date : Jin-Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Rectangular flower pot stand
This rectangular numbered Jun flower pot stand has four cloud-shaped feet. It is very rare for both the pot and matching stand to survive (matching pot is PDF 96) and both are inscribed 十 shi, meaning ten, on the base. Song Xu 宋詡 was the first scholar to mention Jun wares in AD1504 in《宋氏家規部》 (Song shi jia guibu ‘ Song family customs’). Later Ming writers mention Jun wares frequently in the literature of connoisseurship. Interestingly, however, unlike Song wares they are not described as items from another era in these works, suggesting perhaps that they were not antiques when the texts were compiled.
Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on base Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: Courts and Contacts 1400-1450' PROMISED
Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.
Object reference number: RRC38516