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  • Museum number

    PDF.93

  • Description

    Jun stoneware dish with flattened rim and slightly raised edge. The dish has opalescent pale blue glaze with areas of purple in-glaze copper pigment, which appears green where concentrated. There are three large spur marks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1115-1234
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 185 millimetres
    • Diameter: 111 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 185 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Jin 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 93

    Dish with splashed glaze


    Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or even green glazes. Potters decorated the dry, unfired glaze with copper-rich pigment, to create a purple in-glaze splashed effect. Where the glaze runs thin towards the edge of the vessels, it becomes semi-transparent to olive green. Jun wares were made in many kilns throughout Junzhou prefecture (modern Yuzhou or Yuxian) in Henan province from about AD 960 to 1435. Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies and are regarded as popular rather than imperial wares.


    Stoneware with opalescent blue and lavender glazes
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Jin dynasty, AD 1115–1234

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.24, no.93, pl.XI bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 pp 48-49, no.93 (colour, p.39) bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex. Eumorfopoulos Collection, "Catalogue", Vol. II, No. B90, pl. 26. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 29th May 1940. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 17, p.264, Lot 172.. £345. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's, George Eumorfopoulos Sale.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.93

Jun stoneware dish with flattened rim and slightly raised edge. The dish has opalescent pale blue glaze with areas of purple in-glaze copper pigment, which appears green where concentrated. There are three large spur marks on the base.

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