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Jun stoneware bracket-lobed bowl with rounded sides moulded in ten petal shaped lobes ('lian ban wan'). The bowl has sky blue glaze with areas of purple and dark red in-glaze copper splashes, appearing green in concentrated places, and transparent olive green at the rim.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 119 millimetres
- Diameter: 246 millimetres
- Diameter: 77 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Jin 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Bracket-lobed Jun bowl 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 to Yuan dynasty, about AD 1115–1300
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Shen Zhifu (Shen Chih-fu) Collection, Peking.'
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Object reference number: RRC38496
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