Originated in the late Tang period, the Jun ware reached a peak in the South Sung period. Following the Jin dynasty’s eradicating the North Sung court,
and Yu County of Henan was revamped as Jun State, the Jun ware had derived its name from which.
The Jun ware boasts a begonia-like reddish pattern much like the infinitely variable sunset hues against a cobalt blue, sky blue, or white glaze, interfaces with reddish, purplish or elegant bluish emulsified spots.
Valued for a translucent, lustrous glaze work, the smooth fluidity blended during the kiln firing process allowed a host of natural mineral dyes to flow naturally and
blend in one in creating the magnificent, bedazzling colors, which attracted the literary and elite set at the time,
hence harbored the adage that owing a piece of the Jun ware was far better than ten thousand ounces of gold.