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flower-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.36

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 185 millimetres
    • Diameter: 205 millimetres
    • Diameter: 123 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 203 millimetres (mouth)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Liu
      • Inscription Translation

        Six
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : None recorded in the catalogue
    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 36

    Flower pot


    ‘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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 83 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 66, pl. LXV bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.11, no.36, pl.IV bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.31, no.36 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc14/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF Card: Acquired from Yamaka in April 1937

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.36

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.

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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