After very long waiting for the right piece I bought this Jun bowl, my first. Dayly I check a few sources, and I reacted immediately to this one. The field of Jun ware is littered with fake pieces, and it gets hard to find a nice piece. The reputed seller from England described it as followed; This stoneware Junyao bowl was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 – 1368). Both inner and outer surfaces are coated in a thick Jun glaze that falls short of the “heavily-potted” foot revealing the pale yellowish-brown body. The glaze is finely crackled and its colour varies from purple to blue, depending on the thickness of the glaze – note also the greenish-blue splash to the glaze inside the bowl. There are “pin holes” in the glaze in places, particularly where it is at its thickest. Condition is very good, with no repair or restoration, although there are surface chips to the glaze in places. A good size with a diameter of 19 cm (7.5 inches).
A similar bowl is depicted in the book ‘Dark Jewels’ from the Shatzman collection and described as Tea bowl with bluish haze, Henan Province, Jin or Yuan dynasty, 13th or 14th century glazed stoneware, Jun type ware.