Jin dynasty (1115–1234)
Porcelain with glaze and copper-red splash (Jun ware)
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Diam. of rim 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Diam. of foot 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
The tradition of copper-red glazes, used in endless variations in world ceramic history, ultimately derives from Chinese pieces such as this one, in which copper was used to create a dramatic purple splash on a blue glaze.
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