Description The small vase has a rectangular body that bulges at the base and rests on a raised foot. Manufactured in the heyday of Chinese porcelain, the Song dynasty, it demonstrates an incomparable elegancy. The simple decoration of two strings and two pierced rugs flanking the neck breaks up the fluid silhouette of the body. The smooth glaze is a rich hue of dull pea-green, which conveys a sense of serenity and self-containment. Wide decorative crackling subtly covers the glaze. This vase resembles and may be one of the renowned celadon wares produced at the Longquan kiln in Zhejiang, China.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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