Bowl, Stoneware with crackled glaze (Jun ware), China

Bowl

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with crackled glaze (Jun ware)
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mary Griggs Burke Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
66.89
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The deeply crackled glaze on this bowl reflects an interest in such patterned surfaces that first developed in northern China in the late eleventh century and continued to be found on ceramics produced in the south in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The bowl is a rare example of Jun, a northern ware, with this type of glaze effect.
[ Howard C. Hollis, Inc. , New York, until 1966; sold to MMA]