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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.91

  • Description

    Soft Jun porcelain globular water-pot. The water-pot has a buff body and thick sky blue glaze with fine crackle stained dark grey. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1644-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 30 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 27 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Jin or Yuan dynasty 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A91

    ‘Soft’ Jun ware water pot


    Traditionally this type of ware is classified as ‘soft’ Jun. Scholars are unsure where ‘soft’ Jun was made, and so in the absence of a kiln site, they are dated stylistically by comparison to other pieces.


    Stoneware with crackled Jun-type glaze
    ‘Soft’ Jun ware
    China 中國
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1644–1911

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.43, no.A91 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.76, no.A91 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Yorke Hardy 1953 records "Elphinstone Gift"

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.91

Soft Jun porcelain globular water-pot. Buff body covered in thick sky blue glaze with fine crackle stained dark grey. Rim of foot unglazed and exposed body reddish in firing.

Soft Jun porcelain globular water-pot. Buff body covered in thick sky blue glaze with fine crackle stained dark grey. Rim of foot unglazed and exposed body reddish in firing.

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