Pair of Lacquered Gu Vases

c. 1900
$1,880 USD SOLD
W: 8.25" D: 8.25" H: 19.5"
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These unusual lacquered vases are sculpted in a traditional Chinese vase shape that dates back as far as the early bronze age. Known as a Gu vase, 'beaker' vase or 'flared' vase, the unique form originated as a ritual bronze wine vessel and is characterized by flared ends and a bulbous middle.

A variation of this classic form, these vases are comprised of dark lacquer atop a wooden substrate and feature angular shoulders, square ends, and decorative side handles. The monochrome lacquer finish is patterned in low relief with geometric scrollwork and floral motifs. At once traditional and modern, we love these vases for their elegant silhouettes and richly aged texture.

Additional Dimensions:
Opening: 6.5" x 6.5"

One vase has minor restorations to the base.

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“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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