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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.49

  • Description

    Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with five bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot-stand has a pale grey body and blue glaze, with purple glaze on the rim, and olive brown glaze on the base. There are sixteen spur marks and an impressed character on the base. The base of the feet are unglazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 68 millimetres
    • Diameter: 225 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        liu
      • Inscription Translation

        six
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song/Jin 11thC-12thC, redated Yuan/MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A49

    Lobed flower pot stand


    This is incised with the character六 liu , meaning six on its base. Many scholars have changed their views on the dating of ‘Official’ Jun wares, which were once all credited to the Northern Song dynasty. This attribution appears in Qing dynasty works such as Lan Pu’s (fl. 1815) 藍浦:《景德鎮陶錄》(Jingdezhen Tao Lu ‘Account of Ceramics at Jingdezhen’). In part, the attribution was based on linking ‘Official’ Jun sherds found at Juntai to a surface find of an inscribed mould for late Northern Song coins. Further research now suggests this mould is unlikely to be of the period.


    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.35, no.A49 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.65, no.A49 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case52-7

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China' PROMISED

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.49

Jun ware Flower-pot-stand with five petal-shaped lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. Pale grey stoneware body covered in blue glaze with purple areas on rim, and olive-green on base. Sixteen spur marks and impressed character on base. Bases of feet unglazed.

Jun ware Flower-pot-stand with five petal-shaped lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. Pale grey stoneware body covered in blue glaze with purple areas on rim, and olive-green on base. Sixteen spur marks and impressed character on base. Bases of feet unglazed.

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