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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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





  • 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


  • Registration number



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