DIMENSIONS: 24cm (Width) 24cm (Depth) 46.7cm (Height)
This prunus vase is a rare modern masterpiece in the style of multicolored ceramic of the official kiln in the Qing dynasty, indicating an extremely high burning capability. Prunus vases were a type of high-level funerary object during the Ming dynasty, with the auspicious meanings of safeguarding tombs and driving out evil spirits. As symbols of status, such vases also correlated to the tenets of Feng Shui. Only the royal family, feudal lords and important officials could “enjoy” the prospects of such funerary objects.
This imposing blue-and-white prunus vase embellished with multiple colors has a small mouth, broad shoulders, a slightly shrinking body, tapered shins and a flat bottom. It features a graceful form with elegant curvature and a magnificently solemn temperament.
The entire body of the piece is embellished with multicolored patterns. Especially, blue-and-white landscape can be found in the panels. On the chest are entangled branches and flowers. The glaze is lustrous and slightly blue. Additionally, the vase enjoys a soft luster and light and elegant blue-and-white color development. Natural mineral pigments were used, such as red, green, blue and yellow. The colors were pure and steady. The marks of use and oxidation can be found on the surface. The biscuit ceramic is thick and heavy.
Market price: USD13,000-25,900
NFC ID: 049b1c7ae67280