Jun Kiln and Fang (modeling on) Jun Kiln Porcelains
Although Jun Kiln belongs to the northern celadon porcelain system, their products are peculiar category of celadon. The later generations gave high estimation to Jun kiln. Liu Zifen in modern times wrote in his book Zhu Yuan Tao Shuo (discussions on ceramics in bamboo garden) "one piece of Jun Kiln porcelain is worth more than one thousand Jin (500 grams) gold." Jun Products are well known around the world for its unwonted magnificent Jun glaze.
Jun kiln manufactured for quite a long time, which begins from the middle of Northern Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty. Rose red bowls and dishes made in the Ming Dynasty are the only two kinds of Fang Jun wares after the Yuan Dynasty.
Moon white glazed projecting Zun
Collected by the Beijing Forbidden City Museum, the piece is made in the Song Dynasty, 32.6 cm in height, 26 cm caliber, 21 cm foot diameter. The main features are: left falling mouth, bulging belly, left falling legs. The neck, belly and legs project respectively. Moon white glazed inside and outside. It has solid and fine base, lustrous and moist glaze. The model is vigorous and firm, simple and unsophisticated, solemn and respectful, imposing and magnificent.
Rose purple glazed basin
Collected by the Beijing Forbidden City Museum, the piece is made in the Northern Song Dynasty 15.5 cm in height, 22.8 cm caliber. The whole body presents 12-petals rhombic dodecahedron shape with folded edges. The lines are bright and clear, and the body is round and gorgeous. The outward appearance is simple and elegant. Rose purple and greenish blue exterior glazes mingle and set off with each other. It is colorful, strong enough but not extreme, gorgeous not frivolous.
Moon White Glazed Bowl with Purple Flowers
Collected by the Beijing Forbidden City Museum, the piece is made in the Song Dynasty 4.8 cm in height, 9.5 cm caliber and 3.5 cm foot diameter. It has a 10-petals lotus-shaped body and circular feet. Adorned with purple color specks, it looks like rosy clouds floating in the sky, colorful, carefree and profound, endlessly charming.
Fang Jun Glazed Dish Made in the Reign of Xuande of the Ming Dynasty
Left falling mouth, broad bottom, short circular foot. Whole body glazed. With a purple red glaze mingled with blue color. Blue and purple color setting each off, colorful and lustrous. Barely based inside the foot. Suffused with black brown.
Yaozhou Kiln Celadon Porcelain
Xing Ware, as white as Silver and Snow