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Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides. The cup has thick, opalescent greenish-grey glaze with areas of dark grey streaks, and olive green at the rim.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 35 millimetres
- Diameter: 65 millimetres
- Diameter: 28 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Blue Jun cup
This cup was probably used for drinking wine and might have been used in conjunction with a stand. Where the Jun glaze runs thin towards the edge of the cup, it becomes semi-transparent to olive green. Compared to contemporary Northern Song celadons such as Ru and Yaozhou wares, Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies. Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or occasionally green glazes.
Stoneware with opalescent blue glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Northern Song dynasty, AD 960–1127
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Object reference number: RRC38468
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