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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.16

  • Description

    Jun stoneware dish. The dish has dark red glaze on the interior and exterior, with bluish tone towards the base on the interior, shading to olive brown where the glaze runs thin on the rim. The base and the inside of the foot ring are unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1398
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 millimetres
    • Diameter: 178 millimetres
    • Diameter: 104 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A16

    Dish with Jun glaze


    Potters made ‘official’ Jun wares in Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province from about AD 1368 to1435. Table wares such as this Jun glazed dish are of this ‘official’ quality but do not bear numbers.


    Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes
    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.28, no.A16 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.53, no.A16 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case14/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.16

Jun stoneware dish. Stoneware body covered with dark red glaze on the inside and outside, with bluish tone towards the base inside. Olive brown where the glaze runs thin on the rim. Unglazed base and inside of foot ring.

Jun stoneware dish. Stoneware body covered with dark red glaze on the inside and outside, with bluish tone towards the base inside. Olive brown where the glaze runs thin on the rim. Unglazed base and inside of foot ring.

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