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Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides and inverted rim. The cup has opalescent blue glaze with dark speckles and olive green at the rim.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 42 millimetres
- Diameter: 57 millimetres
- Diameter: 22 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12thCRoom 95 label text:
Blue glazed Jun cup
This cup was probably used for drinking alcohol and might have been used in conjunction with a small cup-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 to Jin dynasty, about AD 1000–1234
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Object reference number: RRC38465
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