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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.45

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1500-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 57 millimetres
    • Width: 93 millimetres
    • Depth: 67 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming dynasty 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A45

    ‘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
    China 中國
    Probably Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.35, no.A45 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.45, no.102 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.64, no.A45 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.45

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.

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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