CATALOGUE NUMBER 1405
DEHUA GU-FORM VASE
Height: 9 inches
Vermeer & Griggs Asian Art, Georgia, 2002
A 17th C. Dehua gu-form vase inspired by the shape of an ancient bronze gu, a type of ritual wine vessel of the Shang period (c. 1700-1027BC). It was during the Song dynasty that the popularity for porcelains in archaic bronze style became fashionable amongst scholar/connoisseurs. The body rises from a stepped foot curving inward to a bulging central band framed by raised ribs and continues upward to a flaring trumpet neck covered in an ivory-toned satiny glaze. The base is unglazed exposing the fine white biscuit.