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Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with a band of nail-head bosses around the rim and three cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot-stand has a pale grey body and blue glaze on the interior, reddish-purple glaze on the interior, and olive green glaze on the base. There are sixteen uneven spur marks and an incised character on the base.
- Made in: Juntai
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yuxian,Juntai)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 190 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Bulb bowl numbered seven
This bulb bowl has studs around the rim and cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of uneven spur marks and the Chinese character 七 (qi ‘seven) incised in the base before firing. It has been suggested that the numbers refer to sizes, with one the largest and ten the smallest size, which would help to match flower pots and stands. Unlike earlier Jun wares, which are often highlighted with contrasting purple splashes, these later wares feature blue or purple opalescent glazes without splashes of contrasting colours. Furthermore in contrast to earlier Jun wares, these numbered flower vessels are shaped by moulding.
Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on base
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
Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex Eumorfopoulos Collection, "Catalogue", Vol. III, No. C.12, pl. 6.
Jun stoneware Flower-pot-stand with a band of nail-head bosses around the rim and three cloud-shaped feet. Pale grey body covered in blue glaze inside and reddish-purple outside. Olive green glaze on base with sixteen uneven spur marks and incised character.
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Object reference number: RRC39461
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