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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.56

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Diameter: 190 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Qi
      • Inscription Translation

        Seven
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A56

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.37, no.A56 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.66, no.A56, colour, p.38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case14/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex Eumorfopoulos Collection, "Catalogue", Vol. III, No. C.12, pl. 6.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.56

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.

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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