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Yuan (1271–1368)–Ming (1368–1644) dynasty
14th–15th century
Stoneware with splashed glaze (Jun ware)
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm); Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926
Accession Number:
Not on view
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)
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