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Jun stoneware brush-washer in the form of a shallow bowl with sides moulded in six lobed foliations, with a small loop handle projecting under a flat flange. It has matt greenish-blue glaze with a fine crackle. There are three spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 67 millimetres
- Diameter: 196 millimetres
- Diameter: 67 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 176 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Northern Song dynasty 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
The shape of this brush-washer derives from silver ware. It has a side handle and flange. Although some scholars believe some very fine Jun wares were sent as tribute to the Northern Song court, most of the output from the Jun kilns appears to have been intended for non-imperial consumers and the ware was rarely exported.
Stoneware with opalescent blue glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Jin to Yuan dynasty, about AD 1115–1300
Not on display
22 January 2009
Reason for treatment
Remove paint, repaint chips and fill larger chips
Surface dirt, previous restoration to the handle with discoloured overpaint covering filled areas of loss.
The object was cleaned with deionised water and a few drops of Synperonic N (non ionic detergent, nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate), using cotton wool. After cleaning, surface rinsed with deionised water on cotton wool. Surface wiped with dry lab tissue to remove any remaining water. Discoloured paint was removed with acetone on swabs to reveal filled areas of loss. Old fill material (possibly Miliput and wax) was deteriorated and it was decided to remove it and refill these areas. Removal was carried out under magnification. Residues were removed with acetone and a stencil brush. Where necessary areas of loss were filled with Fynebond (Epoxy resin) bulked with Aerosil 805 (fumed silica) and coloured with dry ground artist pigments. Fills were refined with a scalpel.
Jun stoneware cup in the form of a shallow bowl with sides moulded in six lobed foliations, with a small loop handle projecting under a flat flange. The cup has matt greenish-blue glaze with a fine crackle. There are three spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
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Object reference number: RRC38486
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