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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.7

  • Description

    Soft Jun stoneware water-pot with depressed globular body. The water-pot has a reddish body and thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle. The foot has been ground down.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC-19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46 millimetres
    • Diameter: 63 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A7

    ‘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 Jun-type glaze
    ‘Soft’ Jun ware
    China 中國
    Ming or Qing dynasty, about AD 1600–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.26, no.A7 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 pp 51-52, no.A7 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.7

Soft Jun stoneware water-pot with depressed globular body. Stoneware body covered in thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle. Body material appears reddish where it can be seen at the rim. The foot has been ground down.

Soft Jun stoneware water-pot with depressed globular body. Stoneware body covered in thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle. Body material appears reddish where it can be seen at the rim. The foot has been ground down.

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