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.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 113 millimetres
- Diameter: 50 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 109 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
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
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 960–1127
Not on display
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.'
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Object reference number: RRC38462
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