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Jun stoneware brush-washer of elongated quatrefoil form with one end partly covered in to form a spout. The brush-washer has thin, translucent bluish grey glaze.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 34 millimetres
- Width: 59 millimetres
- Depth: 107 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:
Jun brush washer with blue 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 glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Northern Song dynasty, AD 960–1127
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Object reference number: RRC38489
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