An antique Chinese brown stoneware porcellaneous Jizhou tortoiseshell glazed yuhuchunping with flared rim. This bottle vase is a distinctive pear shape but with an elongated neck and flared bowl like rim. It is reminiscent of some of the shapes of Islamic pottery - Persian Fritware from the 14th century. We think however, that it dates to the late 19th to early 20th century in the Qing dynasty in a homage to the tortoiseshell pottery of the Southern Song dynasty.
It is of a very pleasing well executed form with a
decorative splashed and dripped brown glaze. It is in good antique condition,
there is a small chip to the rim and one to the inner edge of the foot rim as
can be seen in the photographs.
The vase is 8 1/4 inches high and 3 1/2 inches diameter and
it weighs 467g unpacked.
This is a nice piece to add to any collection of Chinese
ceramics, tortoiseshell glazed items and would fit in any stylish interior.
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