Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand in form of shallow bowl with an inverted rim, a band of raised bosses under the rim and above the feet, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has thick blue glaze on the interior and a blue glaze with all-over-in-glaze copper pigment on the exterior. The glaze has split in several places on the interior of the bowl leaving 'earthworm marks'. There is an inscription, and nineteen large spur marks on the base.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 71 millimetres
- Diameter: 190 millimetres
- Diameter: 141 millimetres (base)
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription CommentNumeral 'wu' impressed on base
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
This bulb bowl has studs around the rim and cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of uneven spur marks and the Chinese character 五 (wu ‘five') 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.
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 1368–1435
Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand in form of shallow bowl with an inverted rim, a band of raised bosses under the rim and above the feet, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has thick blue glaze inside and a blue glaze with all-over-in-glaze copper pigment outside. The glaze has split in several places inside the bowl leaving 'earthworm marks'. There is an inscription, and nineteen large spur marks on the base.
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Object reference number: RRC38454
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