Cold Mountain Vase, Bisque

Middle Kingdom celebrates Chinese porcelain aesthetics from the Song and Ming Dynasties, and interprets traditional designs into modern wares that create new classics. Inspired by the poet Han Shan (“Cold Mountain”) who lived circa 800 AD, the Cold Mountain wares are intended to evoke the sensations derived from reading his timeless poems.

Bright water shimmers like crystal,
Translucent to the furthest depth.
Mind is free of every thought
Unmoved by the myriad things.
Since it can never be stirred
It will always stay like this.
Knowing, this way, you can see,
There is no within, no without.

- translated by AS Kline

  • By Middle Kingdom
  • Porcelain
  • Bisque
  • Matte finish
  • 9" H x 5 1/2" Diam.
  • China
  • Style No. 291340019C

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