Auspicious Elephant Vase

Xu Yin

DESCRIPTION

By virtue of the two Chinese homophones xiàng (elephant) and xiáng (auspicious), the elephant is held in very high regard and seen as a symbol of luck throughout China. The vessel is thus magnificently adorned with two elephants, signifying the prosperity they represent.

DIMENSIONS

Height: 23cm (9")

Width: 21cm (8")

Materials

Natural Longquan clay, glaze stone, throwing

Please note: slight color variations may occur due to the complexity of accurately photographing the color of each celadon piece.

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