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Updated: 14 April 2015
Guan-type stoneware quadrangular vase of ancient bronze hu form with a short straight foot and neck, and two mask and ring handles. Translucent blue-green glaze with some wide crackle and tiny pin holes at the rim and foot.
- Made in: China
- Height: 315 millimetres
- Width: 131 millimetres
- Depth: 146 millimetres
- Width: 64 millimetres (base)
- Depth: 66 millimetres (base)
- Width: 65 millimetres (mouth)
- Depth: 65 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Qing, 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bronze-shaped vase with celadon glaze
This vase combines the shape of an ancient bronze with the glaze of Song dynasty guan ware, recreated on a porcelain body. This combination of an interest in the antique and a desire to experiment and create something new is a fundamental part of Chinese culture. This example was made in the late Qing dynasty.
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1800–1911
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Dr. Robert Weismann, Berlin. Illustrated in "Asiatiche Kunst", pl. 91.
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Object reference number: RRC38497
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