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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.51

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1500-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 189 millimetres
    • Diameter: 130 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 14th-15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 51

    ‘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
    China 中國
    Probably Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1644PDF 51

    軟鈞葫蘆瓶


    中國人將葫蘆賦予吉祥的寓意。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.51 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.36, no.51 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.51

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.

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