White Celadon ‘Kinuta’ Vessel – Ming Dynasty


Important ‘Longquan’ Celadon ‘Kinuta’ Vessel – Ming Dynasty

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A superb porcelain vase with a carved floral motif. The cylindrical body has a pear-shaped cross section – its body swells and flares into a narrow neck, creating S-shaped profile. The tall neck flanked by a pair of handles tapering towards the widely flared mouth with upturned rim. The vessel is covered overall with an even glaze. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)

Celadon vases of this ‘mallet’ shape which is generally known under the Japanese term kinuta.  It has been suggested by several scholars that this shape, despite resembling a paper mallet, may in fact have been introduced to China as a glass vase or bottle from the Islamic west, possibly Iran.

No chips, cracks, crazing.

Measurements: 20.5 x 12 cm


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