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Jun-type snuff saucer. The saucer has transparent greenish-blue glaze with close crackle. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot is unglazed.
- Made in: China
- Height: 7 millimetres
- Diameter: 41 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Snuff saucer with jun-type glaze
Jesuit missionaries residing within the Forbidden City brought with them Western technologies such as enamelling glass and introduced Western habits such as sniffing snuff (powdered tobacco flavoured with aromatic substances). By the reign of the emperor Kangxi (AD 1662–1722), taking snuff had become an imperial habit. This small snuff saucer is covered with a jun-style glaze.
Stoneware with jun-style glaze
Probably Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯
Probably Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC39515
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