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An image of Bowl with floral rim by Jun ware
Alternate image of Bowl with floral rim by Jun ware

Jun ware

(China  – )

Title
Bowl with floral rim
Other titles:
Bulb bowl
Place of origin
China
Period
Yuan dynasty 1279 - 1368 → China
Year
1279-1368
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware with blue glaze
Dimensions

6.8 x 21.2 cm

Credit
Purchased 1971
Accession number
43.1971
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

'Jun ware', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.105.

Bibliography (1)

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