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.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 22 millimetres
- Diameter: 118 millimetres
- Diameter: 47 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 118 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin dynasty 12th-13th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Jin dynasty, AD 1115–1234
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Object reference number: RRC38501
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