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Guan-type stoneware vase of ancient bronze zun form with flattened globular body, wide neck, and flaring mouthrim. The vase has a thick, opaque greenish-grey glaze with some crackle. There are two horizontal bands around the neck, with two ram's head handles in between. The vase has an unglazed footrim.
- Made in: Jingdezhen (?)
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 259 millimetres
- Diameter: 191 millimetres
- Width: 138 millimetres (base)
- Depth: 115 millimetres (base)
- Width: 153 millimetres (mouth)
- Depth: 126 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Qing 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 Republican era.
Stoneware with crackled celadon glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Republican period, about 1911–1930
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'
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Object reference number: RRC38430
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