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  • Museum number

    PDF.43

  • Description

    Jun stoneware bowl with deep sides. The bowl has thick opalescent pale blue glaze with crackle stained dark grey on the interior rim and base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 960-1127
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Diameter: 113 millimetres
    • Diameter: 50 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 109 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 43

    Jun ware bowl


    Jun wares were made in many kilns throughout Junzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian) in Henan province from the Northern Song (AD 960–1127) until the Ming dynasty (AD1368–1435). Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies. In the Northern Song and Jin dynasties they appear to have been popular rather than imperial wares. Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or even green glazes.


    Stoneware with thick opalescent blue glaze
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 960–1127

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 28 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 74, pl. LXXIII(a) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.13, no.43, pl.V bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.33, no.43 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'Illustrated in "The Art of the Chinese Potter" Plate XXXVI, and in "The Early Ceramic Wares of China", 1924, Plate 12.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.43

Jun stoneware bowl with deep sides. The bowl has thick opalescent pale blue glaze with crackle stained dark grey on the inside rim and base.

Jun stoneware bowl with deep sides. The bowl has thick opalescent pale blue glaze with crackle stained dark grey on the inside rim and base.

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