Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279)
of very well potted deep rounded form with flaring sides rising to a very gently incurved rim, covered inside and out with a bright lavender-blue glaze of even tone, draining from the lip of the wide mouth to show a pale mushroom-tan color at the edge, and pooling thicker in an uneven line around the exterior of the small ring foot, the recessed base splashed with glaze, the edge of the foot unglazed, the gray stoneware burnt reddish-brown in the firing.
Diameter 8 1⁄4 inches (21 cm)
A blue-glazed Jun bowl of very similar size and shape in a cache discovered in 1963 at Huangzhuang, Yu county, Henan province and now in the Henan Provincial Museum is illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji (7) Song, shang (The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics, Vol. 7, Song, I), Shanghai, 2000, p. 184, pl. 186.
Another similar blue Jun bowl of slightly smaller size is illustrated by Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume Three (II), London, 2006, p. 460, no. 1461; and another example, of slightly larger size, is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, p. 135, no. 397.
宋 鈞窯天藍釉大碗 徑 21 厘米