Although no longer used at the court, Jun ware continued to be produced in the fourteenth and early fifteenth century. Most of the vessels made at this time were intended to hold flowers or bulbs, and many have numbers incised into their bases, possibly indications of size. The number six is inscribed into the base of this container.
Marking: Wu (5) incised in base
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters , New York, (until 1926; donated to MMA)
Artist: Zhang Family Workshop Date: 12th–13th centuryMedium: Stoneware painted with brown and black pigment on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware)
Accession: 1985.214.132On view in:Not on view