Chun ware - (Ceramics Stoneware China) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Chun ware - (Ceramics, Stoneware, China) Stoneware of the Sung dynasty that comes close to porcelain; made at Chiin Chou, Northern Honan Province. There are several types of ware. The most esteemed has a light grey body and a downward-flowing glaze (which has an irregular lower edge) that is to be found in various shades of grey, blue, violet and red. A lavender glaze with purple mottling is another variety. And a distinct variety has a coarse yellowish or dark body but with a similar glaze to the finer wares.


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