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Amphora Vase

Amphora Vase

1723-35

Porcelain with celadon glaze

Overall: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.)

The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Collection 1944.190

Description

The amphora shape and dragon handles of this vase, seen earlier in the glazed stoneware of the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907), were revived during the Yongzheng period for achieving "antique-elegance" (guya) in aesthetics as well as technical perfection in ceramic art.

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