Jun stoneware dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. The dish has thick pale blue glaze, and is pale olive green where the glaze runs thin at the rim and on raised foliations. There are three spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 32 millimetres
- Diameter: 134 millimetres
- Diameter: 82 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Craftsmen created this dish’s distinct eight-petal flower shape using an indenting tool. The shape derives from contemporary Northern Song lacquer, gold and silver wares. The thickened rim and the lines dividing the petals are characteristic of silverware and other Song ceramics. Potters supported the dish on a three-pronged firing support and the base has three large, coarse spur marks showing where it was removed and where the glassy glaze has pooled. These spur marks are much larger and rougher than those left on imperial wares made at the Ru (case 53) and guan (case 54) kilns of north and south China.
Stoneware with opalescent blue glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1000–1127
Jun stoneware dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. Stoneware body covered with thick pale blue glaze. Pale olive green where the glaze runs thin at the rim and on raised foliations. Glazed base with three spur marks.
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Object reference number: RRC39292
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