Prunus or plum trees in Chinese art are symbolic of courage and hope because the tree is the first to bloom and is strong in winter. The five petals of the flower are quite auspicious and thought to bring happiness, good fortune and longevity. The two prunus trees and many blossoms on the white slip decorations on the vase are quite beautiful.
There are two birds in each tree that gaze at each other. Slip porcelain is made by using finely grained particles sorted from clay by soaking it in water. The fine grained clay results in a finer surface on the porcelain. This technique was one of the earliest in the development of Chinese ceramics and was particularly popular in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).
Slip decorations are one of the finest decorations used by Chinese artisans. Slip porcelain is difficult to find and highly prized by collectors.
Chinese slip porcelain vases of this size and quality are difficult to find. I have only been able to acquire perhaps ten pieces of slip porcelain in 50 years of collecting. The substantial stand supports the weight of the vase (4.87 pounds) and displays it beautifully. The stand is in very good vintage condition with expected wear.
There are some surface scratches and signs of use. There no repairs, missing pieces, cracks or damage to the stand. The rare Chinese celadon slip porcelain vase is in excellent vintage condition with expected normal wear. There could be minor surface scratches.
There are remnants of old felt pads on the edge of the bottom which show some age. These can be easily removed by the new owner. I could not find any chips, cracks, hairlines, repairs or damage to the vase. Width across at widest point: 7. Diameter at top: 4 3/8.
Diameter of base: 4 1/2. This large & exquisite vintage Chinese celadon white slip porcelain vase is rare and in excellent condition.The Chinese slip porcelain vase with cassic Chinese display stand would make a significant addition to a collection of fine Chinese arts and antiques. An heirloom from China to be cherished. Please note: We make every effort to accurately describe all items offered for sale. We encourage you to use your own judgment and expert advice for dating and valuing items. Examine the photos as they as part of the description.
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Please examine the photos to assess the condition for yourself. Other items shown in the photos are for display purposes only.The item "Fine Large 14+ Vintage Chinese Celadon White Slip Porcelain Vase Marked Stand" is in sale since Monday, August 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Vases & Jars". The seller is "wilderness03" and is located in Deerfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.