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Title

Summer tea bowl


Artist

Jun ware

China


About

Jun wares, produced close to the capital of Kaifeng, are related to the northern celadons and have a similar grey stoneware body. The distinctive features are their simple and formal shapes and the rich lavender-blue glaze derived from an iron oxide in the glaze and reduction firing. These qualities are well illustrated in these examples. Later in the Song dynasty and more particularly in the Yuan period, copper was added to the glaze to produce contrasting splashes of red.

This tea bowl, serenely beautiful in the simplicity of its form, is treasured for its unusual colour - green, rather than the more typical Jun blue.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.105.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

0960-1279


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with green glaze


Dimensions

5.5 x 10.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Laurence G. Harrison 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

381.1997


Artist information

Jun ware

Works in the collection

9


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 105 (colour illus.).