Jar with Double Handles
On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Originating in Henan province near the site of Junzhou (present-day Yuzhou City), Jun wares have a distinctive light-blue glaze to which potters added splashes of copper that fired to purple. This complex blue glaze was developed in the Northern Song and Jin dynasties. Jun-ware glazes are more opaque than most celadons. The best examples are thickly glazed: the glaze can be seen pooling at the foot of this vessel, a feature highly prized by collectors. This jar was for daily use, perhaps to hold flowers.
Jun-ware porcelain (porcellaneous stoneware)
Jin Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty
Jin to Yuan Dynasty
Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes
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Jar with Double Handles, 1115-1368. Jun-ware porcelain (porcellaneous stoneware), 6 11/16 x 7 9/16 in. (17 x 19.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes, 76.176. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.176_bw.jpg)
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Lipped mouth; straight neck; drum-like belly; circular foot. Double handles on section between neck and shoulders. Moon white glaze with red spotted bean-brown decoration. Interior and exterior of vessel are covered with moon-white glaze. Circular foot is unglazed. Front and back of the belly section has spotted copper-red glaze. Many air bubble holes on glaze surface. Condensation of glaze on foot. Glaze is composed of 2 liquids, containing SiO2, phosphorus, iron, calcium, sodium, etc. Daily used ware.
Condition: Basically intact. Chips on circular foot. Peeling glaze at rim is repaired. A hair-line crack on mouth.
Spherical wide-mouthed jar of buff-colored stoneware with slightly everted footring and subtly inward-sloping low neck having a rolled rim. Small arched handle connecting neck and shoulder on either side; each handle has a lengthwise groove and a small applied clay decorative button at each end. Covered except for footring with an extremely thick light-blue glaze that runs onto the upper portion of the footring in a thick welt. There is a mottled, irregular circle of underglaze copper red on the obverse and reverse faces of the jar.
Condition: 1" chip and 1/2" chip out of footring. Two 1" restorations to glaze welt at foot. 1" lengthwise crack in lip with small chips along the crack. 1" restoration to outer edge of lip. 2" vertical crack in neck and body below the lip crack.
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