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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
On display: G95/dc50/sh1
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'
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Object reference number: RRC38430
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