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A Very Rare Song Longquan Celadon Gu Vase


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1492: Item # 1256234
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Longquan stoneware vase of an archaic bronze gu or zun form, with a wide mouth and everted rim. The vase has ge type of golden celadon glaze. There are four vertical raised ridges on the central and lower sections. This celadon vase is modelled after an ancient ritual drinking vessel called a gu. Wealthy aristocrats and generals of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, (about 1600–256 BC), buried bronze vessels as part of ritual eating and drinking equipment for tombs. The shape was transformed into a vase in the Song dynasty (AD 960–1279). PERIOD : Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD) MEASUREMENTS: 15 cm height. CONDITION: No chips, cracks or hairlines and free from restorations