Jun stoneware dish with shallow sides. The dish has a grey body and thick blue glaze with three in-glaze copper purple 'splashes' on the interior and several on the exterior. There are three large spur marks on the base, which is thickly glazed.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Diameter: 199 millimetres
- Diameter: 110 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Jin 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with splashed glaze
Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or even green glazes. Potters decorated the dry, unfired glaze with copper-rich pigment, to create a purple in-glaze splashed effect. Where the glaze runs thin towards the edge of the vessels, it becomes semi-transparent to olive green. Jun wares were made in many kilns throughout Junzhou prefecture (modern Yuzhou or Yuxian) in Henan province from about AD 960 to 1435. Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies and are regarded as popular rather than imperial wares.
Stoneware with opalescent blue and lavender glazes
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Jin dynasty, AD 1115–1234
Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex Hippisley Collection, "Catalogue", No. 3.
Shallow Jun stoneware dish. Grey stoneware body covered in thick blue glaze with three in-glaze copper purple 'splashes' inside and several outside. Base thickly glazed with three large spur marks.
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