Soft Jun stoneware 'meiping' vase with wide shoulders and everted mouth, and body tapering to a low foot. The vase has a brown body and thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle stained dark grey, with pinkish-red patches at the shoulder and on the rim. The base is glazed, and is brighter than the rest of the vase.
- Made in: China
- Height: 329 millimetres
- Diameter: 219 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan or Ming 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
‘Soft’ Jun ware vase
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 Jun-type glaze
‘Soft’ Jun ware
Ming or Qing dynasty, about AD 1600–1900
Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex W. C. Alexander Collection.
Soft Jun stoneware vase of meiping form with wide shoulders and everted mouth, and body tapering to a low foot. Brown body covered with thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle stained dark grey. Glaze on base is brighter than the rest of the vase, and there are pinkish-red patches at the shoulder and on the rim.
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