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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.3

  • Description

    Jun stoneware conical bowl. The bowl has pale, duck egg blue glaze, purple in-glaze copper zig-zag pattern inside the bowl, and is pale olive green where glaze turns thin at the rim. The base is partially glazed and foot is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1115-1234
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Diameter: 134 millimetres
    • Diameter: 38 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Jin/Yuan dynasty 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A3

    Conical jun ware bowl


    Although some scholars believe some very fine Jun wares were sent as tribute to the Northern Song court, most of the output from the Jun kilns appears to have been intended for non-imperial consumers and the ware was rarely exported. This conical bowl might have been used for drinking tea. Concentrated copper was brushed onto the bowl to create the purple zig-zag motif on the pale blue glaze.


    Stoneware with opalescent blue and lavender glazes
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Jin dynasty AD 1115–1234

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.26, no.A3, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.51, no.A3, colour, p.38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case52-3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.3

Jun stoneware conical bowl covered in pale, duck egg blue glaze, with purple in-glaze copper zig-zag pattern inside the bowl. Pale olive green where glaze turns thin at the rim. Base partially glazed and foot unglazed.

Jun stoneware conical bowl covered in pale, duck egg blue glaze, with purple in-glaze copper zig-zag pattern inside the bowl. Pale olive green where glaze turns thin at the rim. Base partially glazed and foot unglazed.

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