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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides. The cup has thick, opaque, greenish-grey glaze with a fine crackle.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1000-1234
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 millimetres
    • Diameter: 90 millimetres
    • Diameter: 32 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 48

    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
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Northern Song to Jin dynasty, about AD 1000–1234


  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.14, no.48 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.34, no.48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides. The cup has thick, opaque, greenish-grey glaze with a fine crackle.

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