Porcelain Floral Vase Inlaid with Celadon Peonies and Chrysanthemums
This porcelain floral vase is an impressive example of inlaid celadon works. It adopts the shape of a blooming morning glory flower in the mouth, a melon with eight round sections in the body, and pleated skirts in the flared foot to achieving a rhythmic body harmoniously balanced. An indeterminate flare of the foot blends in with the mouth of the vase shaped as nine petals of a flower to emit the air of warmth. Two horizontal lines on the neck and inversed heart shapes on the top of the body are inlaid with white clay. Peonies and chrysanthemums are inlaid alternatively on eight sides of the body with both black and white; the bottom of the body is decorated with lotus petal patterns using the same inlaying technique.
The fluid and graceful curve of the vase is in perfect synchronization with the black and white patterns revealed through a thin coat of clear glaze, a color so mysteriously beautiful that it captures the heart of the viewer. This particular work is a reproduction of the 12th century masterpiece listed as National Treasure No. 114. Read More
Size: Widest Diameter 4.3" x Height 10.2" (11 x 26cm)