Large Chinese Celadon Crackle Glaze Green Square-Form 'Cong' Vase

$370.00
**Free shipping. Attractive Chinese Celadon Crackle Glaze 'Cong' vase. Desirable slab constructed square-form example with crisp carved relief designs in rich celadon shades of green. Each surface has a floral design including orchids and peonies framed with elaborate bands of lappet decoration.
Age: 1920s to 1940s. Orange iron oxide line at foot rim - usually a sign of a fine earlier firing. Square form was popular during this period.
Condition is excellent.
A very nice decorative vase.
14 1/4" tall x 7" x 7".
11.5 pounds.


Further reading: The shape comes from the Song 960-1279 and Yuan 1271-1368 dynasty’s then again during the Qianglong period 1736-1795. Again the form became popular in the 19th century as a porcelain form as opposed to jade. The original shape is a square, rising from the foot and surmounted by a short circular neck.
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