Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done

Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done

Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done
Shiwan ware is a heavily glazed stoneware famous among other things for the decorative figural antique glazed roof tiles, and for figurines roughly the Chinese equivalent of Staffordshire figurines of the same era. One frequent characteristic is a bisque face/skin in the figurine with the heavy glazing on the clothing of human figures, as in this case. This vase has a heavy translucent oxblood glaze as its background. Hard to measure exactly because of its shape, but about 32" tall (shown on a stand that raises it 9 inches) and about 20" wide.

8 Chinese figures surround the shoulder of the vase, men and women in various poses and activities. A flute player, for example, and a pair of players at a board game, with a standing onlooker. The figures are all very well sculpted.

The tallest is 9 (the man observing the gamers). Other than the tan or taupe bisque faces on the male figures and the much off-white bisque face on the standing female figure, the figures are heavily glazed as well. Chinese Shiwan stoneware is often confused with Japanese Sumida Gawa ware. Both often have heavy glazed figures, and both often have well sculpted figures attached. I find no markings or signatures.

It is heavy, as might be expected. I can probably transport it to the local UPS store for professional packing (UPS Store 1112). This is a wonderful piece of sculpture and will be one of your prized accomplishments. The item "Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. Px 32x20 Well done" is in sale since Saturday, April 11, 2020.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Figures & Statues". The seller is "pnpalmharbor" and is located in Palm Harbor, Florida. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.


Vintage Large Glazed Chinese Shiwan Ware Vase. 8 Figures. Px 32x20 Well done


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