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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.37

  • Description

    Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand with rounded, twelve-lobed sides, flattened six-lobed rim with narrow raised band at edge, lobed base, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has opalescent blue coloured purple on the exterior with copper pigment. The glaze has split in several places on the interior of the bowl leaving 'earthworm marks'. There is an inscription, and twenty spur marks, on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 72 millimetres
    • Diameter: 212 millimetres
    • Diameter: 125 millimetres (base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        養心殿
      • Inscription Transliteration

        yang xin dian
      • Inscription Translation

        Hall of Mental Cultivation
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        qi
      • Inscription Translation

        seven
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        隨安室用
      • Inscription Transliteration

        sui an shi yong
      • Inscription Translation

        For use in the Chamber of Accompanying Peace.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Jin or Yuan dynasty 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 37

    Lobed flower pot stand


    This flower pot stand has six lobed sides and cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of uneven spur marks and the Chinese character 七 meaning seven incised in the base before firing. It has been suggested that the numbers refer to sizes, with one the largest and ten the smallest size, which would help to match flower pots and stands. Unlike earlier Jun wares, which are often highlighted with contrasting purple splashes, these later wares feature blue or purple opalescent glazes without splashes of contrasting colours. Furthermore in contrast to earlier Jun wares, these numbered flower vessels are shaped by moulding. There are other inscriptions which have been translated 'Hall of Mental Cultivation' and 'For use in the Chamber of Accompanying Peace'.


    Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on base
    Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
    Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435PDF37

    葵花式花盆托


    花盆托呈六瓣葵花形,以雲頭形足承托器身。器外底有一圈不均勻的支燒痕跡,並在燒窯前刻有數目字“七”。研究表明數目字與器物尺寸相關,數字一尺寸最大,十則最小。數目字同時也可以方便花盆及盆托的配對。早期鈞窯以紫斑裝飾,與藍釉形成鮮明對比,而如本件這些較晚的鈞窯器物只是施藍色或者紫色的乳濁釉,沒有不同顏色的彩斑對比。而與早期鈞窯器物更為不同的是,這些帶有數目字的花盆類器物是模制的。器底另刻有銘文“養心殿”及“隨安室用”。


    炻胎,施藍色及紫色釉,底部為橄欖綠色釉
    官鈞窯或帶數字鈞窯
    河南省禹縣(今禹州市)鈞台
    明代,約1368-1435年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 50 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 65, pl. LXIV(a) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 pp 11-12, no.37 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 pp 31-32, no.37 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc14/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.37

Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand with rounded, twelve-lobed sides, flattened six-lobed rim with narrow raised band at edge, lobed base, and three cloud-shaped feet.  The stand has opalescent blue coloured purple on the outside with copper pigment.   The glaze has split in several places inside the bowl leaving 'earthworm marks'.  There is an inscription, and twenty spur marks,  on the base, which is glazed.

Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand with rounded, twelve-lobed sides, flattened six-lobed rim with narrow raised band at edge, lobed base, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has opalescent blue coloured purple on the outside with copper pigment. The glaze has split in several places inside the bowl leaving 'earthworm marks'. There is an inscription, and twenty spur marks, on the base, which is glazed.

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