Jun ware dish

Historical period(s)
Jin dynasty, 12th-mid 13th century
Stoneware with Jun glaze
Jun ware
H x W x D: 3.5 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm (1 3/8 x 6 x 6 in)
China, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), Jun ware, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

Jun glaze was usually opaque and blue. This dish bears a rare and perhaps early version called "Green Jun," in which the glaze takes on the greenish, crackled appearance of some Yaozhou-type ware, another northern celadon. The shape and heavy stoneware body, however, indicate the dish's origins at a kiln producing Jun ware.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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