A pair of Chinese celadon garden seats. These sleek hexagonal garden seats are covered in a light green glaze with a jade-like luster. The soft celadon color evokes the liveliness of bamboo, a popular plant viewed as a metaphor of perseverance. On each of the six sides of the seat is a design of raised bamboo stalks. The top of each seat is decorated with a single pierced coin design, a beloved traditional motif symbolizing wealth and abundance. It is frequently seen on garden seats since the Ming dynasty.
This lovely pair of 20th century garden seats will add a fresh touch to any home: contemporary or traditional.
H 19 in. x Dm 12 in.
Celadon greenish glaze has been used on Chinese stoneware for over 1,000 years. It was the most celebrated celadon of early China. The highest-quality workshops were located in Southern China producing sophisticated green wares we collectively call Yue-style wares or celadons. They are noted for the simplicity, symmetry and elegance of the smooth ceramic body.
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