YUAN / MING JUNYAO* TYPE POTTERY DISH
China, late 13th – 16th Centuries
Of round heavily potted dished form with greenish-blue glaze centering a dark green splash
surrounded by purple and lime green towards rim on upper and reverse sides; unglazed buff footrim
with glazed interior also having a lime green ring purple colorations
*Junyao (Jun ware) colors may vary considerably due to different atmospheres in the kilns or
slight changes in the chemical composition of their glazes. They can vary from greenish-blue to
‘sky-blue’, from lavender-blue to ‘moon-white’. There is also ‘Green Jun’, which is considered
to be an intentional sub-type.
Condition: Excellent with only minor firing flaws (as burst bubbles)
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