A 15th Century Ming Celadon Ware Vase
A Ming Celadon Ware Vase, Longquan Kilns 15th Century. The compressed pear-shaped form has a quatrefoil top with decoration in clear low relief. Below the top is a collar of stiff-leaves, below that is a leaf or flower that connects to main reserve. The reserves are decorated with different flowering plants, front and back. The s-shaped handles are made of rolled porcelain. The genteelly flared base is recessed. The footrim has fired red except where there is kiln grit. Clearly this piece had to be physically removed from the kiln support leaving the grey-white body exposed.
- Excellent, a minute very shallow glaze chip to the top c.2 x 2 mm. Firing fault - Clearly this piece had to be physically removed from the kiln support leaving the grey-white body exposed. The vase leans very slightly.
- 11.6 cm (4 ½ inches)
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