This elegant 60 cm-high earthenware jar is based on one of the most famous vase shapes in Chinese art: the Meiping. This simple yet voluptuous silhouette dates back over 1000 years. It was long considered a tour de force for potters: its imposing format and the perfection of its volumes demanded exceptional technical mastery!
This refined silhouette has survived the centuries to become one of the great classics of Asian art. And these jars, originally lidded and designed to hold alcohol, have since become highly prized decorative objects for collectors.
Here, this jar had suffered several cracks… Restoration with kintsugi therefore involved consolidating and then magnifying these cracks with a 24-carat gold finish. This patient and meticulous craftsmanship makes this jar absolutely unique and allows it to be functional once again.
It can now be used as a vase or as a work of art to display in your home, as a centerpiece of your interior decoration!
Here, I particularly like the way the golden scars of the kintsugi play with the color of the vase. The two respond harmoniously, making this jar a refined, timeless object.