Porcelain with raised decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware)
H. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); D. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Diam. of rim: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Diam. of foot: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Storage Box: 11 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. (30.2 x 13.5 cm)
Casts Collections Fund and Acquisitions Fund, 2007
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The shape of this vase derives from that of early jades and illustrates the interest in earlier bronze and jade shapes that characterized Chinese culture during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Like other shapes that were revived during this period, the shape of this vase continued to be used in ceramic and metalwork for centuries.