Jun stoneware brush-washer with two compartments, one square and one round. The brush-washer has thick, opaque pale blue glaze with pale purple in-glaze copper splashes.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 47 millimetres
- Width: 60 millimetres
- Depth: 105 millimetres
Published PDF date : YuanRoom 95 label text:
Jun brush washer
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
Yuan dynasty, AD 1280–1368
Not on display
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Object reference number: RRC38477
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