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Jun stoneware incense burner with globular body, wide neck, flattened mouthrim, and three cabriole legs. The incense burner has opalescent pale blue glaze with some crazing. There is a recessed circle on the base.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 181 millimetres
- Diameter: 188 millimetres
- Diameter: 163 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Jun ware incense burner
Jun wares were made in many kilns throughout Junzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian) in Henan province from the Northern Song (AD 960–1127) until the Ming dynasty (AD1368–1435). Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies. In the Northern Song and Jin dynasties they appear to have been popular rather than imperial wares. Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or even green glazes.
Stoneware with thick opalescent blue glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Jin dynasty, about AD 1115–1234
6 August 2009
Reason for treatment
Investigate and improve old repair.
There is a crack in the flared rim (approximately 3-4 cm). It has been previously restored. The previous restoration is slightly unstable and is in poor visual condition. The object is in otherwise good and stable condition.
The previous repair was reduced through mechanical action using a #15 scalpel blade together with small amounts of Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). The excess fill material was then further cleaned using a scalpel with a #15 blade under magnification. A color fill was created using Fynebond epoxy, bulked with Cab-o-sil (fumed silica) and toned with dry pigments. The fill was sanded smooth using Micromesh abrasive cloths.A light wash of Golden acrylic paints was applied to the surface of the fill.
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Object reference number: RRC38514
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