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Jun stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has opalescent blue glaze with purple in-glaze copper pigment splashes, appearing crimson and bright blue in concentrated areas.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 26 millimetres
- Diameter: 185 millimetres
- Diameter: 107 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with splashed glazes
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 purple glazes
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Jin dynasty, AD 1115–1234
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the W. C. Alexander Collection and Yorke Hardy 1953. Illustrated in "The Art of the Chinese Potter", Pl. XXXVIII.
Jun stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has opalescent blue glaze with purple in-glaze copper pigment splashes, appearing crimson and bright green in concentrated areas.
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Object reference number: RRC38491
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