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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.15

  • Description

    Jun stoneware dish. The dish has purple glaze with blue overtones on the interior and purple glaze with green flecks on the exterior, shading to olive brown where glaze runs thin at the rim. The base is unglazed, and the body has turned brown with black mottling where exposed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1398
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 millimetres
    • Diameter: 148 millimetres
    • Diameter: 85 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A15

    Dish with Jun glaze


    ‘Official’ Jun wares have been found at a kiln site near the Juntai terrace, inside the north gate of the administrative seat of Yuzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian). They were made in the early Ming period (about AD 1368 to 1435).


    Stoneware body covered in purple and blue 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.A15 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.53, no.A15 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case14/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.15

Jun stoneware dish with stoneware body covered in purple glaze with blue overtones inside and purple glaze with green flecks outside. Olive brown where glaze runs thin at the rim. Base unglazed, and body has turned brown with black mottling where exposed.

Jun stoneware dish with stoneware body covered in purple glaze with blue overtones inside and purple glaze with green flecks outside. Olive brown where glaze runs thin at the rim. Base unglazed, and body has turned brown with black mottling where exposed.

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