Artifact Date:

Unknown

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Song Dynasty

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Not a Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Primary Material:

Porcelain

Medium:

Painted Vase

Dimensions:

14" x 7" x 7"

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A black song style vase depicting black peonies.
描繪黑牡丹的黑色宋式花瓶。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Decorative Vase

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number

1993.032.001

Catalogue Entry

Similarly to most Chinese ceramics and bronze artifacts, object ownership was historically connected to affluent individuals. In particular, Song dynasty ceramics (960-1279) were used as daily household objects, as well as for sacred use by religious groups and royalty. Song ceramics are noteworthy for their ornate simplistic qualties reflected in their shape and design.


Symbolism of the peony represents status and royalty, directly translating to "flower of wealth and honor". This sizeable vase includes three peonies with broadly painted petals. The florals are surrounded by repetitive leaf pattern motifs, enhancing the monochromatic design. Chizhou ceramics are frequently depicted in black and white. 


Chizhou ware is considered one of the most prominent ceramics in Southern China. They are also referred to as "northern black wares".


與大多數中國陶瓷和青銅器物類似,物品所有權在歷史上大多與富者有關。宋代陶瓷(960-1279)在歷史上多被用作日常家居用品,同時亦被宗教團體和皇室作為神聖的用途。宋瓷以其造型和設計所體現的華麗和簡約性而著稱。


牡丹象徵了地位和皇室,直譯為「富貴之花」。這個相當大的花瓶包括了三朵牡丹,花瓣則廣泛地塗漆於瓶面上。花卉被重複的葉子圖案包圍,增強了其單色調的設計。


磁州陶瓷被認為是中國南方最著名的陶瓷之一。同時,磁州陶瓷經常以黑白描繪,因此它們也被稱為「北方黑器」。

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Artifact Date:

Unknown

Song Dynasty

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Chizhou ware

Online References:

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Replica or Original:

Not a Replica

A black song style vase depicting black peonies.
描繪黑牡丹的黑色宋式花瓶。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Decorative Vase

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Porcelain

Medium:

Painted Vase

Dimensions:

14" x 7" x 7"

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number:

1993.032.001

Chizhou Ware, Song Style Vase with Peony Design 磁州瓷, 宋式牡丹花瓶