NORTHERN SONG or JIN 12th or 13th CENTURY Jun Ware

A Northern Song (960-1279) or Jin Dynasty (115-1234) Jun Ware Dish, from a Kiln in Yu or Linru Counties, Henan Province or Southern Hebei Province.

Jun Ware :
Jun ware from Northern China has been much admired but little understood, however new research has revealed much about its production. Fired between 1250-1300 C. The glaze is full of `spherules` that diffuse the light. These tiny light scattering droplets of glaze diffuse the light and give Jun ware its `soft` look.
For more information on Chinese glazes see : Chinese Glazes, Their Origins, Chemistry and Recreation (Nigel Wood, A & C Black, London, 1999).

In perfect condition.
Diameter : 12.5 cm (4 3/4 inches)
Bluett and Son, London. R&G McPherson Antiques The Collection of Mr and Mrs Guy Jones. Label to base number 1128.
Stock number
For Song or Jin Jun ware dishes of this shape and size see our `Sold Items` numbers 16770,18559 and 19491.