SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SONG DYNASTY STONEWARE VASE. Magnificent Chinese Song Dynasty Jian ware vase of exceedingly rare form. Absolutely spectacular presence, with a strong rounded body and tall slender neck, tapering slightly toward the cup shaped mouth with slightly everted rim. Covered inside and out with a rich dark brown glaze, heavily applied with translucent amber appearance in areas where the glaze is thinner over the beautifully potted ridges. An exceptionally rare and important piece.The dark, deep glaze is most tactilely pleasing with a sublime surface patina, and when held at just the right angle displays a slight blue iridescence in places indicative of the age (see photos). In excellent antique condition bearing subtle crazing. We note a couple of small old chips to the rim, however this does not detract from the overall beauty of the piece and could be restored if so desired. This exquisite vase measures approximately 8.75 inches tall, and is quite solidly potted with well thrown walls. Beautiful from every angle with an elegant contour.
The Japanese have highly revered these Jian ware ceramics for centuries, where they were known as tenmoku glazed objects. They were especially prized for use in the tea room, and we expect that this exceptionally fine example has witnessed many tea gatherings from its vantage point in the tokonoma alcove in various tea rooms over the centuries. If only it could tell the stories of the gatherings that it has quietly witnessed. A magnificent centerpiece for the discriminating connoisseur of world class Chinese antiques and ceramics.See 10 photos above left. VIEW OUR OTHER ANTIQUE TREASURES & OFFERINGS HERE. We have many wonderful Asian antiques listed this week including Satsuma, Inro, Netsuke, Bronze, Foo Lions, Kutani, Jade, Coral, Baskets, Lacquer, Mingei, Pottery, Snuff Bottles, Chado Tea Ceremony items, Tsuba, Menuki, Okimono, Woodblock Prints, Cinnabar Lacquer, Chinese Porcelain, Scrolls, Famille Rose, Masks, Ikebana Usubata, Yixing, Cloisonne, Hibachi, Kogo, Imari, Chawan, Incense Censers, Okimono, Paintings, Thangkas, Temple Items, Kimono, Byobu Screens, Stone, Architectural Elements, and many more Chinese Antiques, Japanese Antiques, Korean, and Tibetan Antiques, from the Ming, Qing, Goryeo, Joseon, Momoyama, Muromachi, Edo, and Meiji Periods. We have been in the antique business for 30 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. The items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. Please note that cause for return does not include slight color variations from different computer monitors. The item "ANTIQUE SONG DYNASTY CHINESE VASE Museum Quality Pottery Rare Jian Yao Stoneware" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "flowerheartsmile" and is located in Bellevue, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.