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stem cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.73

  • Description

    Jun stoneware stem cup with deep sides and everted rim. Opalescent blue glaze with purple in-glaze copper pigment splashes, appearing crimson and bright green in concentrated areas.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 14thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 100 millimetres
    • Diameter: 45 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming dynasty 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 73

    Stem cup with Jun glaze


    ‘Official’ Jun wares have been found at a kiln site near the Juntai terrace, inside the north gate of the administrative seat of Yuzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian). They were made in the early Ming period (about AD 1368 to 1435).


    Stoneware body covered in purple and blue glazes
    Official Jun ware官鈞窯
    Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 14, Fig. 28 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 73, pl. LXXII(b) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.20, no.73, pl.VIII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.44, no.73 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case14/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record: 'From the W. C. Alexander Collection and Yorke Hardy 1953. "The Early Ceramic Wares of China, Plate 14, fig.2.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.73

Jun stoneware stem cup with deep sides and everted rim. Opalescent blue glaze with purple in-glaze copper pigment splashes, appearing crimson and bright green in concentrated areas.

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