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Bowl

Accession Number
1965/2.68

Title
Bowl

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
12th century - early 13th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with glaze, and gold lacquer

Dimensions
3 5/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 8 1/8 in (9.2 cm x 20.6 cm x 20.6 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label copy
Jun ware was prized for its light purplish-blue glaze with purple or red splashes caused by transmutation during firing. The vivid colors of the splashes are caused by oxidized copper impurities in the glaze.

Subject matter
This jun ware (钧窑 jun yao) bowl is of the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234).

Physical Description
This shallow conical bowl on a straight footring is covered in a pale blue opaque glaze, the interior is moon-white and the exterior, sky blue. There is a copper reddish-purple splash to the interior and two gold repairs along the rim and side.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bowl

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Jun (Chinese ceramics style)
bowl
bowls (vessels)
stoneware (pottery)

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