A BEAUTIFUL CHINESE VASE

by ELAINE ADAMSON NEW ZEALAND

Hi there

I bought this in a shop in New Zealand in 1980 for $1850.00 would love to know anything about it. It is 700 cm high with a fluted top and the large meddlie is approx 1200c.
Thankyou

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Jun 09, 2010
Japanese vase
by: peter

Elaine,

That is indeed how tall vases are made when they are thrown. But, also when they have a form or mouth that makes it difficult to make them in one piece. With Chinese vases we can often see the place where the upper and lower part were stuck together, but this is mostly only visible inside,

The largest vase I know of is a modern vase made in China recently. If I remember right it was at least 2.5 metres high.

Jun 09, 2010
beautiful vase
by: Anonymous

Goodness me what a surprise I always thought it was Chinese how exciting wonder if anyone else could tell. It is large and I often wondered if it was made in pieces and somehow joined together.

Thankyou for your help
Elaine

Jun 09, 2010
Japanese vase
by: peter

Hello Elaine,

I'm afraid I cannot help with this one. This definitely is a Japanese vase not a Chinese one. I have no knowledge at all on Japanese ceramics.
You could try the asianart.com forum. I know there are some people knowledgeable in Japanese ceramics there.

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