Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand with three high cloud-shaped feet and two rows studs around the exterior. The flower-pot-stand has brownish-grey body with blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. There are twenty four large spur marks, and the Chinese numeral er (two) incised on the base.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 113 millimetres
- Diameter: 252 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
This bulb bowl has studs around the rim and cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of uneven spur marks and the Chinese character 二 (er ‘two’) incised in the base before firing. It has been suggested that the numbers refer to sizes, with one the largest and ten the smallest size, which would help to match flower pots and stands. Unlike earlier Jun wares, which are often highlighted with contrasting purple splashes, these later wares feature blue or purple opalescent glazes without splashes of contrasting colours. Furthermore in contrast to earlier Jun wares, these numbered flower vessels are shaped by moulding. This example is a copy of the Ming Jun.
Stoneware body covered in blue glaze with olive-green on base
Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1911
Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand wirh three high cloud-shaped feet. Two rows of drum nail heads around outside. Brownish-grey body covered in blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. Twenty four large spur marks on base and Chinese numeral er (two) incised.
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