A rare Ru Ware Lavender Grey Glaze Celadon ‘double-fish’ vase, Song Dynasty (960 - 1279)


Modelled as two conjoined fish with tails forming the foot, covered overall in a lavender grey glaze with fresh pink colour on the eyes, handles and fins. The Chinese character for fish ‘yu‘ is pronounced as the character for abundance; thus two fish symbolise double abundance, ‘shuang yu.’

Double-fish-shaped vases or flasks were popular during the later 9th century. 19 cm. high.

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