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A LONGQUAN CELADON RELIEF-DECORATED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
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A LONGQUAN CELADON RELIEF-DECORATED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

YUAN DYNASTY, EARLY TO MID-14TH CENTURY

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A LONGQUAN CELADON RELIEF-DECORATED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
YUAN DYNASTY, EARLY TO MID-14TH CENTURY
Both the lower and upper body decorated with gracefully scrolling leafy tendrils bearing large peony blossoms and buds, covered overall with a crackle-suffused glaze of sea-green color falling to the thick unglazed foot which burnt orange in the firing
13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high

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Two Longquan celadon relief-decorated double-gourd bottles of this type are illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, vol. I, nos. 202 and 203, p. 222 (col. pl.), and pp. 287-8. Another example of very similar shape and of only slightly smaller size (13 1/8 in. high) in the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum, Tokyo, is illustrated by Seizo Hayashiya and H. Trubner et al., Chinese Ceramics from Japanese Collections, Asia Society, New York, p. 66, no. 26. In the catalogue entry for this bottle, the decoration of applied peony scroll is described as uki botan (floating peony).
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