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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.48

  • Description

    Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with six bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot-stand has a pale grey body and blue glaze on the interior, purple glaze on the rim and the exterior, and olive brown glaze on the base. There is a mark and fifteen uneven spur marks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63 millimetres
    • Diameter: 191 millimetres
    • Diameter: 115 millimetres (base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        shi
      • Inscription Translation

        ten
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song/Jin 11thC-12thC, redated Yuan/MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A48

    Lobed flower pot stand


    This flower pot stand has six bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of fifteen uneven spur marks and the Chinese character十 shi, meaning ten 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

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.35, no.A48 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.65, no.A48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case52-7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.48

Jun ware Flower-pot-stand with six bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. Pale grey stoneware body covered in blue glaze on interior with purple on rim and exterior. Glaze on base is olive brown with fifteen uneven spur marks.  Mark on base.

Jun ware Flower-pot-stand with six bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. Pale grey stoneware body covered in blue glaze on interior with purple on rim and exterior. Glaze on base is olive brown with fifteen uneven spur marks. Mark on base.

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