An image of Bowl with floral rim

Jun ware

(China  – )

Bowl with floral rim

Other titles:
Bulb bowl
Location
Lower Asian gallery
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.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Yuan dynasty 1279–1368
Year
1279-1368
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with blue glaze
Dimensions
6.8 x 21.2 cm
Credit
Purchased 1971
Accession number
43.1971