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Soft Jun stoneware water-dropper in a pear shape with a small mouth. The water-dropper has thick bright blue glaze with three purple in-glaze copper splashes and a fine crackle.
- Made in: China
- Height: 86 millimetres
- Diameter: 79 millimetres
- Diameter: 48 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 6 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Ming 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
‘Soft’ Jun ware water dropper
Traditionally this type of ware is classified as ‘soft’ Jun. Scholars are unsure where ‘soft’ Jun was made, and so in the absence of a kiln site, they are dated stylistically by comparison to other pieces.
Stoneware with Jun-type glaze
‘Soft’ Jun ware
Probably Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1644
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Object reference number: RRC38471
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