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Celadon yu-hu-chun vase with fluted body and two rings

Longquan kiln , 14th century

Origin

Zhejiang

Medium

Stoneware

Collection

Archaeological Materials

Description

Yu-hu-chun or pear-shaped vessels were first used for rituals during the Tang dynasty (608-917 AD) but became popular wine containers in the succeeding periods.

This example is an exquisite piece of Longquan celadon, with a thick and even blue-green glaze over a finely lobed pear-shaped body. The rings on the sides, inspired by traditional bronze vessels, are purely ornamental.

Celadon wares from the Longquan kiln in Zhejiang reached its peak during the late Song to early Ming dynasty (12th – 14th centuries) and was a popular and sought-after export product during the time.

Acknowledgement

Roberto T. Villanueva Foundation Collection | On long-term loan to Ayala Museum

Location

Museum Storage

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