Chun ware, moon-white and purple-spotted glaze jar with two handles

Yuan dynasty (A.D. 1279 1368)
Height: 11.7 cm Depth: 11.0 cm Mouth diameter: 10.7 cm Footrim: 6.7 cm Girth: 47.2 cm

Chun ware was famous in traditional China for its unpredictable glaze-color transformations during firing. This type of round jar was already somewhat old-fashioned at the time it was made; the main focus of Chinese porcelain-making had already shifted to the Ching-te-chen kilns by the Yuan dynasty. For this reason, Yuan-period Chun ware was generally not up to the standards of previous periods in terms of glaze colors and vessel decor.

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