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Updated: 14 April 2015
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.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 65 millimetres
- Diameter: 165 millimetres
- Diameter: 116 millimetres (base)
Inscription PositionOn the base
Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 1368–1435
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Dr Robert Weismann, Berlin.
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Object reference number: RRC38490
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