Vase in the shape of an archaic bronze vessel (gu)
Chen Jinhou Chinese
Both the shape and decoration of this vase derive from archaic ritual bronzes of the Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.). Unlike porcelain pieces produced at Jingdezhen, works made in the Yixing kilns were often signed, in this case by Chen Jinhou, making this ceramic tradition one of the first examples of studio pottery in the global history of ceramics.
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