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
On display: G95/dc50/sh1
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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