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SUPER THIN 8-EDGE CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON TWIN-EAR VASE WITH CRACKLED GLAZE
This is a hand crafted Chinese Longquan celadon 8-edge vase with twin hollow tube-shape ears and crackled glaze. In ancient time back to Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279AD) the hollow shape was designed for carrying the daily ware by rope. When ceramists started to pot and fire celadon ware for decoration, the symmetry twin-ear style was retained that became part of the artwork. Due to the low success rate of hollow tube attachment in pairs, the twin-ear vase was the symbol of skillful ceramist that highly appreciated by the collectors.
The most amazing feature of this artwork is its clay that almost as thin as a piece of regular Xerox paper. The beautiful crackles are spread all over the vase inside and out. Crackle, a network of irregular cracks in the glaze caused by a disagreement in the rate of shrinkage between body and glaze during cooling. From the Song Dynasty and onward crackles seems to have been intentionally produced as decoration. The appearance could be stained with soot or other pigment being rubbed into the cracks. Crackle decoration is to be found on Song Dynasty wares such as Guan and Ge. The crackle of fine brownish lines and thicker transparent lines is called ‘Gold Thread and Silver Wire’.
The crackles proved the existence of body clay however the inside crackles of vase showed the magic of body super thinness.
This was the artwork created on trial by Longquan celadon artist Mr. Lu Weisun. Per our knowledge there are only two of this kind vases exist in accordance with Lu Weisun’s confirmation. There is no commercialization plan due to extremely low success rate and huge trial-and-error cost.
This Super-Thin 8-Edge Celadon Twin-Ear Vase With Crackled Glaze is in perfect condition with Lu Weisun’s signature on certificate and original packing box.
Year of completion: 1997
ABOUT THE ARTIST: MR. LU WEISUN
Lu Weisun was born in 1962 at Longquan City of Zhejiang Province. He started his potter career at Celadon Research Institution of Longquan since his graduation from local ceramics professional school in 1983. After few years work Lu Weisun went to the Ceramics Department of China Art Academy for further study the in-depth theory and advance skills. In 1997 Lu built his workshop and kiln after his career at Celadon Research Institution of Longquan.
Lu Weisun's celadon artworks not only exhibit a natural, decent and classic sense of style, his many experiences in twisting both Ge and Di kiln clays had produced new and unique helical pattern that was authentically Lu Weisun's innovation. Moreover Lu is praised one of the best few potting masters within modern Chinese ceramists. The outstanding result partially came from his continuous work and study during the days as Research Director at Celadon Research Institution of Longquan.
Lu Weisun is a true celadon artist who concentrates all his effort in potting innovation. He believes that simple is beautiful. He not only keeps challenging the limitation of Longquan celadon size but put many innovations during the potting process. It is said that Lu Weisun’s artwork visual effect starts from few minutes’ close watching. The observer will be inspired from the combination of shape, color tone and glaze pattern.
As today Lu Weisun is the Art and Craft Master of Zhejiang Province in China.