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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

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Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body. Glazed base.

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  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

    Full: Front