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    • Glazed stoneware bowl with foliate rim
    • Glazed stoneware bowl with foliate rim
    • Glazed stoneware bowl with foliate rim
    Glazed stoneware bowl with foliate rim

    Junyao

    31 October - 22 November, 2013

    The exhibition is devoted entirely to Junyao, one of the 'five classic wares' of Song China. Jun ware is often listed as one of the ‘Five Classic Wares’ (wu da yao) of the Song dynasty (960 - 1279). Vessels were made over a long period of time, up to the early part of the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), at a number of kilns primarily in Henan province. The present exhibition comprises sixteen pieces of Jun ware, with examples spanning the four centuries of production. They range in shape from bowls and dishes to the jardinières known to have been used to decorate various halls and courtyards of the imperial palaces.

    Glazed stoneware bowl with foliate rim

    Jin Period, 13th century
    Jun Kilns, Henan province

    Diameter: 23.9cm; Height: 11.3cm