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Title

Summer tea bowl

0960-1279

Artist

Jun ware

China

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → 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
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    381.1997
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jun ware

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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

    • The Way We Eat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2021–2022

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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