Chrysanthemum Panel Lidded Temple Jar, lidded porcelain jar with chrysanthemum and peonies in panels. Inspired by the history, artistry and creativity of traditional Chinese porcelain. Each piece relays a story rich in metaphor, ceremony and cultural exchange.
The porcelains we sourced for inspiration were made in the ancient city famous for blue and white and the imperial kilns - Jingdezhen. In the Chinese tradition, potters draw direct inspiration from designs from the past, so we choose pieces to represent the best design, regardless of age. Auspicious images that hearken to the earliest designs in blue and white from the Yuan, to the early modern wares of the Qing - each piece is just as valid a treasure as the original that inspired it.The artisits that create these pieces are passionate and study their beauty by strolling antiques markets and museums for inspiration and visual delight.
*PLEASE NOTE THE UNIQUE CHARACTER OF ALL OUR WARES. SMALL SPOTS, FLECKS, POCKS AND VARIATIONS ARE ALL PART OF THE CHARM OF HANDMADE WARES.
DIMENSIONS: 10.5” D x 21” H
FACTS & HISTORY: The Chinese word for chrysanthemum is similar to jū, which means "to remain" and jiǔ which means "long time." Therefore, chrysanthemums symbolize duration and long life.
In Chinese culture, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of autumn and the flower of the ninth moon. People even drank chrysanthemum wine on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to prolong their lives during the Han dynasty. It is also a symbol of longevity because of its health-giving properties. It is one of China's most popular flowers.