Another highlight of our family collection: Rather large Chinese Kinuta Seiji Celadon Vase for Japanese Tea Ceremony. Classical mallet (kinuta) shaped celadon vase in the style of the longquan kilns of the 13th century. The celadon glaze is applied very thickly and the vase may have been glazed and fired more than one time. Some fine aesthetic hairlines complete its beautiful expression.
The execution of the foot rim and the texture of the clay matches the Chinese original. The color is very saturated as we find it in Japanese Nabeshima celadons. Therefore, the Chinese origin in the 13th century is questionable and the Chinese origin in the 10th century is more probable.
The vase was exhibited from May to Septemper 2011 at the famous Keramion Museum in Frechen, Germany. It is published in the great book 'Momoyama Keramik und ihr Einfluss auf die Gegenwart' (Momoyama ceramic and its influence until today), number 8, page 25, ISBN-978-3-94005-06-8. The book includes a foreword of the Japanese ambassador in Germany and is written in german and english
A new version of this book is also part of our offer.
Size: 26,2 cm high. No repairs.