JIN or YUAN 13th or 14th CENTURY Jun Ware

A Fine Jin or Yuan Green Jun Ware Incense Burner, Jun Kilns, Henan Province 13th or 14th Century. The Heavily Potted Dense Stoneware Body is Supported by Three Feet Glazed Apart From the Ends. The Glaze is Particularly Rich and Lustrous.


There is a double crack, a type of fracture to the lower edge of the thick top rim, there is a very small glaze loss c4 x 2 mm, the fracture is c.17 mm long. There is a deep chip to the base , this appears to be due to a stone in the body.
Diameter : 12 cm (4 3/4 inches)
R&G McPherson Antiques. The Collection of Mr and Mrs Guy Jones. Label to base 1167.
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For a very similar Green Jun incense burner dated as Jin or Yuan 13th or 14th Century see : Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Volume 1 (Regina Krahl, Azimuth Editions, 1994) page 223, item 389.



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).