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water-dropper

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.52

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1500-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 86 millimetres
    • Diameter: 79 millimetres
    • Diameter: 48 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 6 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 52

    ‘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
    China 中國
    Probably Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1644PDF 52

    軟鈞水滴


    這類器物傳統上稱之為“軟鈞”,學者們尚未確認其燒造窯址,因此依據器形對比來進行斷代。


    炻器,鈞釉
    軟鈞窯器
    中國
    可能是明代,約1500-1644年

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.15, no.52, pl.VI bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.36, no.52 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.52


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