Ceramic: vessel

One circular glazed grey-green ceramic vase with a short narrow neck and out-turned lip surmounting broad high shoulders that taper gradually to a slightly out-flaring base. Upper shoulders of vase exterior exhibit a ruyi or fungus pattern with black and white linear embellishments. Mid-section of vase exterior presents a broad band of serpentine botanical decoration in white outline. Lower part of vase exterior presents a semi-geometric freize again with black and white linear embellishments.
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Purchased by Rewi Alley in Peking Market
Bought by Alley in Beijing, and in 1957 given to poet R.A.K. Mason (1905-1971) to carry to Canterbury Museum.
Diameter x Length: 114 x 177mm (4 1/2 x 6 15/16")
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