Jun stoneware vase with bulbous body, long neck with two ornamental shoulders in the form of monsters swallowing fish, and a flattened and everted rim. The vase has thick, opalescent blue glaze with fine, close crackle.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 278 millimetres
- Diameter: 142 millimetres
- Diameter: 80 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 79 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Jin/Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Vase modelled after a Chinese bronze vessel
Jun wares were made in many kilns throughout Junzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian) in Henan province from the Northern Song (AD 960–1127) until the Ming dynasty (AD1368–1435). Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies. In the Northern Song and Jin dynasties they appear to have been popular rather than imperial wares. Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or even green glazes.
Stoneware with thick opalescent blue glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1279–1368
On display: G95/dc13/sh9
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Object reference number: RRC38476
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