Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand
“Pear-Shaped” Vase, ca. 1940’s
24 cm ( 9 3/8 in )
14 cm ( 5 1/2 in )
Incised “Rörstrand R (with three crowns), Sweden, GN”
The “Pear-Shaped” vase also called “Yuhuchunping” during the Tang dynasty (608–917 AD) was used as a holy water vase in temples. The shape was then popularized during the Song dynasty, and was mainly used as a wine vessel. Later, the refined shape became a classical vase style, and continues to be copied as a model.