'Hu' vase
Product Id
GEO-4
Description
This shape of vase is typical of the Song Dynasty more than 1500 years ago and called 'Hu'. The grain on the body is a copy of the grain in the Shang Dynasty more than 3000 years ago. This kind of grain symbolises power and serenity. This type of vase was usually used as a decoration in the past.
Dimensions
H52 cm
Origin
China Beijing province
Age
circa 1920
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Traditional Arts & Crafts
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History

Chaos, diplomacy and invasion

Taizu(960-976)
Renzong(1022-1063)
Gaozong(1127-1162)
Khubilai(1279-1294)
Five Dynasties : 907 – 923
Social and economic growth kept the Tang dynasty together during the years of disunion, known also as the Five Dynasties period.  Handicraft guilds were first founded and paper  money was introduced during this time. Not only did five short-lived dynasties form during this period, but ten independent states were also formed, primarily in Southern China.
Song Dynasty : Northern Song : 960 - 1127
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