Soft Jun stoneware water pot in form of peach with twig and three leaves attached. The water-pot has a buff body and sky-blue glaze on interior and exterior with three faint purple marks on the exterior near the pointed end of the peach. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.
- Made in: China
- Height: 57 millimetres
- Width: 93 millimetres
- Depth: 67 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming dynasty 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
‘Soft’ Jun ware water pot in the form of a peach
Chinese people regard peaches as an auspicious emblem. They represent a wish for longevity. This peach-shaped pot was made for a scholar’s desk. Traditionally this type of ware is classified as ‘soft’ Jun. Scholars are unsure where ‘soft’ Jun was made, and so in the absence of a kiln site, they are dated stylistically by comparison to other pieces.
Stoneware with Jun-type glaze
‘Soft’ Jun ware
Probably Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1644
Soft Jun stoneware water pot in form of peach with twig and three leaves attached. Buff body covered in sky-blue glaze with three faint purple marks near the pointed end of the peach. Inside glazed as well as base and foot. Rim of foot unglazed and where exposed, body reddish.
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