CHINA, Longquan ware
《Long-necked Vase, celadon》
Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century Porcelain
This type of vase with a long neck stretching straight out of the body and accented with a linear design is likened to bamboo joints and referred to as “bamboo-shape” in Japan. Made in a Longquan kiln in Zhejiang province, China, this type of celadon was appreciated in Japan and quite a few works were imported. Among them, this vase is characterized by its thin mouth that opens out horizontally and the body that swells flatly as if in concert with the mouth.