Vase with Fish and Aquatic Plants Motif

Vase with Fish and Aquatic Plants Motif

Yuki Hayama
SOLD
Item Number:C15606
H9 W9 1/4 in
H22.8 W23 cm

Chinese nobles and literati, who were driven from their homes when the Mongols swept across the Eurasian continent, traveled down the River Yangtze in search of a safe haven, eventually settling in the mild climate of Jiangnan, where they developed new forms of beauty and art. This design of fish and seaweed is a motif that was first developed by the court painters of the Southern Song dynasty; fish represent wealth and seaweed symbolizes a safe home. Applying the motif using zaffer, Hayama elegantly recreates this one-thousand-year-old prayer for peace in the modern age.