Antique Chinese Jun Ware cup with flower form dish to act as a holder. The thick, opalescent sky blue glaze has white speckling and several splashes of rosy purple with wonderful crackling.
The Jun glaze is a complex blue glaze which was developed in Henan province during the the Northern Song and Jin dynasties, occasionally with red streaks. Jun wares have their name after Jun zhou from where it originated. The old kiln site is located in the present Yuzhou City (Yu county) of the Henan province, which was once under the administration of the Junzhou (Jun prefecture).
The Ming dynasty, also Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming, described by some as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history," was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese.
Size: (cup in stand) 2 height, 4.5" diameter