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Jun stoneware flower-pot with globular body, wide flaring neck and everted mouthrim. The flower-pot has greenish blue glaze. There is an inscription, and five round holes, on the base, which is unglazed.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 185 millimetres
- Diameter: 205 millimetres
- Diameter: 123 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 203 millimetres (mouth)
Inscription PositionOn the base
Published PDF date : None recorded in the catalogue
Room 95 label text:
‘Official’ Jun wares have been found at a kiln site near the Juntai terrace, inside the north gate of the administrative seat of Yuzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian). They were made in the early Ming period (about AD 1368 to 1435). They are also called ‘Numbered’ Jun because they bear Chinese numbers (from one to ten) incised on their bases. This flower pot has five holes in its base and is incised with the character六 liu , meaning six on its base.
Stoneware body covered in blue glaze
Official Jun ware官鈞窯
Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435
PDF Card: Acquired from Yamaka in April 1937
Jun stoneware vase with globular body, wide flaring neck and everted mouthrim. The vase has greenish blue glaze. There is an inscription, and five round holes, on the base, which is unglazed.
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Object reference number: RRC38455
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