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Soft Jun stoneware vase in 'double gourd' form. The vase has thick, opaque sky blue glaze and a single purple in-glaze copper 'splash' and grey stained crackle.
- Made in: China
- Height: 189 millimetres
- Diameter: 130 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 14th-15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
‘Soft’ Jun ware gourd-shaped vase
Chinese people regard gourds as an auspicious emblem. 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: RRC38470
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