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Jun stoneware hexagonal flower-pot stand. The flower-pot stand has a grey-brown body with blue glaze on the interior and purple glaze on the exterior and rim with a blue area to one side. There is a Chinese numeral, qi (seven) impressed on the base. There thirteen small spur marks on the base, which has been wiped clean of glaze. Pair with A9.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 64 millimetres
- Width: 183 millimetres
- Depth: 143 millimetres
Inscription Positionon the base
Published PDF date : Jin-Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Hexagonal stand, inscribed 七 (qi ‘seven’) on the base.
Potters made ‘official’ Jun wares in Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province from about AD 1368 to1435. They are also called ‘numbered’ Jun wares as they bear Chinese numbers incised on their bases. These numbers appear to refer to the size of the vessel, and range from one to ten. Vessel forms are limited to flower pots with and without saucers, shallow bulb bowls with studs, and bronze-inspired vases. There are also tablewares such as dishes and stem cups of this ‘official’ quality and date which bear no numbers.
Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on the base, ground mouth-rim
Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435
Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.
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Object reference number: RRC39230
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