Foliate-rim plate, Jun ware, Chinese  , Jin/Yuan Dynasty, Stoneware with blue glaze., Chinese

Foliate-rim plate, Jun ware

Chinese , Jin/Yuan Dynasty
ca. 13th century
Stoneware with blue glaze.
Diameter: 7 1/4 in. (18.4cm.)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
A shallow plate with low, angular sides, the everted rim is edged with eight cursory bracket foliations. The shiny, bright blue glaze, which is pitted in some areas, shows light crazing; it covers the entire piece with the exception of the foot. This glaze is particularly uneven on the outside of the plate; while it is very thin in some places, there is a thick welt in areas near the foot. The foot is fairly high, cut flat, and unglazed, revealing a fine body that is burned buff.

Catalogue entry from Suzanne G. Valenstein. The Robert Collection. Decorative Arts, Volume XV. Wolfram Koeppe, et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2012, p. 303.
Baron von Maltzan; Maltzan sale, American Art Association, New York, 17-18 February 1928, lot 375. Acquired by Philip Lehman from the Maltzan sale.