JUN Porcelain, a porcelain variety from China, boasts unique glaze coloration and gains its reputation for historical value, inherited craftsmanship, and artistic charm. Almost one and a half millenniums ago, JUN PORCELAIN had her humble origin in the heartland of Ancient China. Because of her natural elegance, JUN PORCELAIN was officially excluded from the burial items by the emperor of TANG Dynasty, and then, after the eighth emperor of SONG Dynasty (AD 1082-1135) founded the Mandarin Kiln (Guanyao) there, JUN PORCELAIN products had been solely used by loyal family only.
Ores of different substances have to go through over 70 steps, and then are converted into the final JUN PORCELAIN products. This working process was brought around and followed by the craftsmen back to TANG dynasty (1300 years ago), who though only were able to make mono-coloured JUN PORCELAIN products. By SONG dynasty the craftsmen then added the essence to such process, and broadened its spectrum to bigger varieties. Therefore, JUN PORCELAIN is unique for her harsh colouring, unlike normal pale porcelain colouration. In fact, a JUN PORCELAIN master is able to manipulate kiln work by maintaining flame temperate over 1,300 Celsius degree (about 2,400 in Fahrenheit), controlling burning condition and position, and the moment of process termination, to pursue splendid and glorious pigment on glazing. The typical mastering on the process also includes the utilisation of natural conditions or climatical influence to assure the reasonable ‘surprise’. So it is faire to say each exclusive JUN PORCELAIN product is the collaboration of god’s action and human efforts and endeavour.
Han-style coffee cup
This Han-style coffee cup is a turquoise green-glazed Jun porcelain work with hand throwing. It goes through 72 processes and over 10 hours of firing at a high temperature of 1300 degree. It is a classic work of porcelain style in Song Dynasty.
Features of Products
Natural Material: the raw materials of billet and glaze are 100% natural ore in source area.
Manual Craftsmanship: hand throwing, multiple glazing and double firing.
Natural Fambe: the glaze flows naturally at a high temperature of 1,300ºC, presenting unique color and pattern.
Oriental Aestheticism/ Traditional Aestheticism: Jun porcelain represents an aesthetic icon of the Song Dynasty for color, pattern, and shape.
Collection Value: a contemporary treasure throughout the history, for rare final success.
Adoring World of JUN Porcelain
During the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty, the Royal Kiln Factory used copper as a colorant and combined with a secondary firing method to create turquoise green glaze. This glaze is rich in color, which is blue-green. There is imperial majesty in the subtlety, exuding the charming and noble temperament.
The national strength was prosperous during the Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns of the Qing Dynasty. Because of being loved by the emperor with high artistic accomplishment, Turquoise green became a symbol of nobility and elegance, and its royal artistic charm was full.
In 2018, the R&D team of ZORO Gigrav used ancient methods to make traditional wood ash into the glaze, so that the turquoise green glaze in Jun porcelain’s works is different from the ancient ones and has unique sense of warmth. The glaze is like a gentleman, but also like a beauty. It is gentle and cultivated, quiet and peaceful. Turquoise green, which embodies the royal style of the past, finally enters the home of ordinary people in the new era and interprets our own quiet years.
Design Originality of Han-style coffee
Han style” means “the style of Qin and Han Dynasties.”
The ZORO Gigrav Han-style Cup has the momentum of Qin Dynasty and the lines of Chinese rhyme in Han Dynasty. The device is simple but has a magnificent style. It is suitable for master cups, teacups and coffee cups.
Trade Name：Han-style Coffee Cup
Kiln Temperature：About 1300℃
Origin：Henan Province of China
Artistic Beauty：Turquoise Green Glaze & Gold Spot
Smooth line: The Cup-body’s line trend likes running water, which is attributed to repeated manual modification.
Gold spot: The starlight crystal of bit of aureate is full of implement body, below setting off of green ground color, be like spring hill early rain kind pure and fresh run, mountain wild breath is full-bodied
Smooth bottom: The bottom of porcelain is smooth and delicate and polished by hand repeatedly.
Soft cloth bag, artwork can be carried around.
Generally used for milk, coffee, tea and other hot drinks.
- About color difference
Due to the color deviation of lighting and display, there is a color difference between real product and the picture, which is not a product quality problem. Please understand.
- About quality
Before delivery, we will select the products carefully and make them as flawless as possible. However, Jun porcelain is completely handmade with uncontrollable glaze color. Hence, each product is unique. It is a natural phenomenon that there is a variance in glaze color between the real product and photos in the website.
- About delivery
Since porcelain is fragile, it may be damaged during international transportation. We will try to use anti-falling package such as bubble column. Please open and inspect as soon as possible when receiving the goods. If there is any damage, please contact us.
- About maintenance
The stain is easy to penetrate the crackle of porcelain. It is useful to dip toothbrush in the acidic liquid and wipe it clean. When collecting precious porcelain, containers of the same size should be provided for its preservation.