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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.5

  • Description

    Jun stoneware foliated dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. The dish has opaque greenish-grey glaze with some wide crackle. There are three spur marks on the base, which is glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1000-1127
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 32 millimetres
    • Diameter: 135 millimetres
    • Diameter: 83 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song 11th-12 centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A5

    Petal-lobed dish with Jun glaze


    Craftsmen created this dish’s distinct eight-petal flower shape using an indenting tool. The shape derives from contemporary Northern Song lacquer, gold and silver wares. The thickened rim and the lines dividing the petals are characteristic of silverware and other Song ceramics. Potters supported the dish on a three-pronged firing support and the base has three large, coarse spur marks showing where it was removed and where the glassy glaze has pooled. These spur marks are much larger and rougher than those left on imperial wares made at the Ru (case 53) and guan (case 54) kilns of north and south China.


    Stoneware with opalescent blue glaze
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Northern Song dynasty, AD 1000–1127

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 26 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.26, no.A5 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.51, no.A5 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.5

Foliated Jun stoneware dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. Stoneware body covered in opaque greenish-grey glaze with some wide crackle. Three spur marks on glazed base.

Foliated Jun stoneware dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. Stoneware body covered in opaque greenish-grey glaze with some wide crackle. Three spur marks on glazed base.

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