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Jun stoneware bottle with pear-shaped body, long flaring neck and everted mouth. The bottle has opalescent lavender blue glaze with speckles. The glaze is olive green at the mouth.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 270 millimetres
- Diameter: 124 millimetres
Published PDF date : Jin or Yuan dynasty 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Jun ware bottle vase
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
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Object reference number: RRC38499
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