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    PDF.82

  • Description

    Jun stoneware shallow dish with rounded rim. The dish has thick opalescent blue glaze with slapshes of purple in-glaze copper pigment on the upper surface, which appears green where concentrated.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1115-1234
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22 millimetres
    • Diameter: 118 millimetres
    • Diameter: 47 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 118 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin dynasty 12th-13th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 82

    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

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 29 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 75, pl. LXXIV(b) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.22, no.82, pl.IX bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.46, no.82 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.82

Jun stoneware shallow dish with rounded rim. The dish has thick opalescent blue glaze with slapshes of purple in-glaze copper pigment on the upper surface, which appears green where concentrated.

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