Jun ware bowl - 918.21.198_1


Jun ware bowl

Medium:Wheel-thrown stoneware with glaze
Geography: Reportedly from Henan province, China
Date: late 13th-late 14th Century
Period: Yuan Dynasty
Ht. 9.1 x Wt. 20.2 cm
Object number: 918.21.198
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionDuring Song and Yuan, China's ceramic industry blossomed. Centuries of effort had produced a level of technical mastery of the kiln and materials that now set potters free to experiment with new glazes and approaches to decoration. Mass production techniques were developed to meet ballooning demand. Under these stimuli, kilns thrived in many parts of the country. The best of these produced stonewares of calm beauty marked by elegance of form, harmony of proportion, luminosity of glaze and subtlety of decoration. In the latter years of the Yuan dynasty, Chinese potters perfected the recipe for porcelain, a discovery that was to dramatically alter the course of world ceramic history.
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