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Artwork Details

12th century - early 13th century
stoneware with glaze, and gold lacquer
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)
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

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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.

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