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.
HandmadePlum Blossom Shaped Brush Washer
with Song Style
This plum blossom shaped brush washer is made of Jun porcelain with manual processing on modelling. Based on the ancient formula of purple blue glaze in Song dynasty and mixed with different glaze materials, 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. Brush washer was used to dip in water when writing from thousands of years ago, which is the heavy desk. It has spread to modern times with a wider range of uses.natural fambe.
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.
Wide Range of Use: it can not only be placed on the desk for appreciation, but also used for calligraphy washing. Moreover, it can grow plants, hold food and be used as an ashtray.
From Mono-Colour Kiln Entry
To Multi-Colour Glaze Finish
Sky Blue Glaze in Song Style:
Jun porcelain is famous for its colorful glaze. The basic glaze of purple-blue series is varing shades of color blue, which is called sky blue, sky green, etc.
The sky blue glaze purple-splashed series of ZORO Gigrav include tea utensils, flower utensils, incense utensils and other practical utensils. These utensils are all made of natural slime and glaze with hand throwing. Based on the ancient formula of purple blue glaze in Song dynasty and mixed with different glaze materials, it goes through 72 processes and over 10 hours of firing at a high temperature of 1300 degree.
This series of products are mostly classic, simple and primtive, which is quite in line with Song dynasty aesthetics. The whole body of product is intricately relecting the sky blue glaze and the purple red glaze. The glaze layer is thick and moist. The ice-shaped crackle is unique. This leads to the product more beautiful, art appreciated and practical, compared with the “after the rain comes a clear sky” praised by Song Huizong (an Emperor of the Song dynasty).
Plum blossom was often used by refined scholars to compare elegant sentiment and toughness and aspirations in China thousands of years ago. Brush washer, used to dip in water, is an indispensable writing instrument on the desk in ancient times.
This plum blossom shaped brush washer uses plum blossoms as the shape of porcelain, representing aspirations. Additionally, it uses brush washer as metaphor, meaning characters. It is handicraft with inheritance significance, which can be collected and appreciated. Moreover, it has high practical value, which can be displayed, gifted, self-used, etc.
- Biscuit firing
- Glaze making
- Into the kiln
- Out of the kiln
Trade Name: Plum Blossom Shaped Brush Washer with Song Style
Brand: ZORO Gigrav
Kiln Temperature: About 1300℃
Technology: Pure Handmade, Double Firing in High Temperature
Origin: Henan Province of China
Material: Jun Porcelain
Artistic Beauty： Sky Blue Glaze Purple-splashed in Song Style
- 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.