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Jun stoneware hexagonal flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot has a grey-brown body with sky blue glaze on interior and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions and earth worm marks on exterior and rim. There is a Chinese numeral, qi (seven) impressed on the base. There are seven holes and seventeen small spur marks on the base. Pair with A10.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 135 millimetres
- Width: 216 millimetres
- Depth: 139 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Published PDF date : Jin-Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Hexagonal flower-pot , 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: RRC39767
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