A Clair-de-lune-glazed JUN Purple-splashed Dish

Northern Song Dynasty

  • Medium:Porcelain
  • Year:Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)
  • Size:Height 5.10 cm, Rim Diameter 23.30 cm, Foot Diameter 13.50 cm


With a flared opening, a straight neck, a sloping belly and a flat bottom, the dish is supported on a foot ring and is fully applied with sky blue glaze; its dark biscuit looms along the rim to present a brown colour; the interior wall is covered in purple splashes with blue, greyish blue, and green tint; the exterior wall is covered in thick milky glaze dripping down to the bottom of the belly to form a borderline between the glaze and the biscuit. The dark brown biscuit is exposed at the neatly trimmed foot; the foot ring is higher on the exterior and lower in the centre, resembling a jade disc, which is rare and precious.

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