Jun Porcelain is a kind of Chinese porcelain with unique glaze color and reputation of historical value, traditional craftsmanship and artistic style. Nearly 1,500 years ago, Jun porcelain originated in the Central Plain of ancient China. Due to her natural elegance, the emperor of Tang Dynasty (618-907) removed Jun porcelain from the list of sacrificial objects. In addition, the eighth emperor of Song Dynasty (1082-1135) ordered Guan ware (a royal kiln) to be built in Juntai in today’s Yuzhou, Henan Province, to produce porcelain wares for the palace only.
The ore of different materials must go through over 70 processes to become the final Jun porcelain wares. This working process was created and followed by the craftsmen of Tang Dynasty (1300 years ago), while they could only make monochrome Jun porcelain works. As craftsmen in Song Dynasty became more sophisticated in the working procedures, the chromatogram of Jun porcelain gained. From then on, Jun porcelain had a unique style of bright color, which was different from the pale color of ordinary porcelain wares.Jun porcelain masters grasped the processes during firing in the kiln. They controlled the temperature of kiln to be higher than 1300 degrees Celsius (about 2400 degrees Fahrenheit), the firing degree and angles, and the timing of drawing, in order to a gorgeous and brilliant glaze color. The precise control of the process requires taking full advantage of natural conditions or climatic influences, so as to achieve reasonable but unexpected surprises. Hence, it is fair to say that a unique Jun porcelain ware is a delicate combination of extreme skillfulness and efforts of craftsmen.
Great Wall Coffee Cup
This coffee cup is a turquoise green-glazed Jun porcelain work with hand throwing. It’s cup lid is designed as a Great Wall beacon tower. It goes through 72 processes and over 10 hours of firing at a high temperature of 1300 degree. It is a classic cultural product of the Great Wall of China.
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 Great Wall Cup
eat Wall cup, also known as the “Peace and Hope cup”.
From Qin Shi Huang (the first emperor of Qin Dynasty) to Han Wudi (emperor of Han Dynasty), the grand Great Wall is a symbol of the national spirit. The overall line of Great Wall cup considers both rigid and soft in transitions, showing a style of Qin and Han Dynasty.
With beacon tower as cup lid, which means peace.
Turquoise green glaze, which symbolizes hope.
Trade Name：Great Wall Coffee Cup
Kiln Temperature：About 1300℃
Origin：Henan Province of China
Artistic Beauty：Turquoise Green Glaze & Gold Splashes
Smooth line: The Cup-body’s line trend likes running water, which is attributed to repeated manual modification. Great Wall mark: the beacon tower mark stands tall and straight, matching on the starlight crystallization of ware body. Below setting off of green glaze color, the porcelain is like the Great Wall in spring, which is green and majestic. Smooth bottom: the bottom of porcelain, polished by hand repeatedly, is smooth and delicate.
· Soft cloth bag, the souvenir of Great Wall can be carried around daily. · 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.