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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.71

  • Description

    Official Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with six-lobed, rounded sides, and flattened, six-lobed rim with raised edge, on three cloud-shaped feet. Thick, bright blue glaze coloured purple on the exterior with in-glaze copper pigment. Fifteen small spur marks and inscription on base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres
    • Diameter: 165 millimetres
    • Diameter: 116 millimetres (base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Ba
      • Inscription Translation

        Eight
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 71

    Lobed flower pot stand


    This flower pot stand has six bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of fifteen uneven spur marks and the Chinese character八 ba meaning eight incised in the base before firing. It has been suggested that the numbers refer to sizes, with one the largest and ten the smallest size, which would help to match flower pots and stands. Unlike earlier Jun wares, which are often highlighted with contrasting purple splashes, these later wares feature blue or purple opalescent glazes without splashes of contrasting colours. Furthermore in contrast to earlier Jun wares, these numbered flower vessels are shaped by moulding.


    Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on base
    Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
    Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435PDF 71

    葵花式花盆托


    花盆托呈六瓣葵花形,以三個雲頭形足承托器身。器外底有一圈十五個不均勻的支燒痕跡,並在燒窯前刻有數目字“八”。研究表明數目字與器物尺寸相關,數字一尺寸最大,十則最小。數目字同時也可以方便花盆及盆托的配對。早期鈞窯以紫斑裝飾,與藍釉形成鮮明對比,而如本件這些較晚的鈞窯器物只是施藍色或者紫色的乳濁釉,沒有不同顏色的彩斑對比。而與早期更為不同的是,這些帶有數目字的花盆類器物是模制的。


    炻胎,施藍色及紫色釉,底部為橄欖綠色釉
    官鈞窯或帶數字鈞窯
    河南省禹縣(今禹州市)鈞台
    明代,約1368-1435年

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 65, pl. LXIV(b) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.19, no.71, pl.VIII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.43, no.71 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc14/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Dr Robert Weismann, Berlin.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.71

Official Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with six-lobed, rounded sides, and flattened, six-lobed rim with raised edge, on three cloud-shaped feet. Thick, bright blue glaze coloured purple on the exterior with in-glaze copper pigment. Fifteen small spur marks and inscription on base.

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