Loading Spinner

Chinese Celadon Vases

Before the Chinese discovered the "qinghua" method of creating vases, celadon vases were the preferred method. Their height of popularity was between 907 and 1127 A.D. While there are a variety of colors that can be produced with celadon glaze, the most popular during that period were pale and dark green.

In Northern China, celadon vases were characterized by an olive-green color, hand-painted decorations, impressions, or hand-carved designs. Further south, the Longquan were able to develop a translucent green color that was compared to jade, which became much more revered. Longquan became the most important celadon producing region.

Unlike many other ceramic styles in China’s history, celadon vases are typically minimal. They tend to have little if any embellishments on the greenish surface of the vases. Instead, the thin, translucent, jade-like color and quality take precedence.


Quick Facts

  • The name Celadon is actually from the character named “Celadon” in the French stage production, "L’Astre." When these greenish vases made their debut in Paris, they were called Celadon in reference to the green clothes of the stage character
  • The greenish color of celadon vases are created from an iron-oxide glaze
  • Though grand scale productions of celadon glaze vases did not occur until the 10th century, evidence of celadon glaze techniques have been dated back to the first and second centuries A.D.

Recommended Items at Auction

See all items

Chinese Guan Style Celadon Porcelain Floral Vase
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Chinese Guan Style Celadon Porcelain Floral Vase
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$502 Bids
A GUAN-TYPE CELADON CONG-FORM VASE,GUAN ONE -CHARACTER FANGGU SEALMARK.
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
A GUAN-TYPE CELADON CONG-FORM VASE,GUAN ONE -CHARACTER FANGGU SEALMARK.
by Metropolitan Auction of Art Inc.
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$1,9001 Bid
Antique Chinese Celadon Vase
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Chinese Celadon Vase
by Blackwell Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
ANTIQUE large Chinese Celadon Longquan Vase, Ming. 14 1/2" high
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE large Chinese Celadon Longquan Vase, Ming. 14 1/2" high
by Washingtonian Auction
Est: $100- $20,000
$501 Bid
Two Large Antique Chinese Blue on Celadon Porcelain Vases -
Dec 06, 5:00 PM EST
Two Large Antique Chinese Blue on Celadon Porcelain Vases -
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
LARGE CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON MEIPING VASE
Nov 29, 6:00 PM PST
LARGE CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON MEIPING VASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
CELADON GLAZED AND IMPRESSED 'FLOWERS' VASE, MEIPING
Dec 03, 3:00 PM PST
CELADON GLAZED AND IMPRESSED 'FLOWERS' VASE, MEIPING
by Mega International Auction
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6500 Bids
CELADON GLAZED AND CARVED 'FLOWERS' DOUBLE GOURD VASE
Dec 03, 3:00 PM PST
CELADON GLAZED AND CARVED 'FLOWERS' DOUBLE GOURD VASE
by Mega International Auction
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,1000 Bids
CELADON GLAZED AND IMPRESSED 'DRAGON' VASE
Dec 03, 3:00 PM PST
CELADON GLAZED AND IMPRESSED 'DRAGON' VASE
by Mega International Auction
Est: $1,200- $1,600
$9000 Bids
CELADON GROUND FAMILLE ROSE FRUITS VASE
Dec 03, 3:00 PM PST
CELADON GROUND FAMILLE ROSE FRUITS VASE
by Mega International Auction
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,2000 Bids
LONGQUAN WARE IMPRESSED FLOWER VASE
Dec 03, 3:00 PM PST
LONGQUAN WARE IMPRESSED FLOWER VASE
by Mega International Auction
Est: $600- $1,000
$2000 Bids
CELADON GLAZED AND CARVED 'FLOWERS' VASE
Dec 03, 3:00 PM PST
CELADON GLAZED AND CARVED 'FLOWERS' VASE
by Mega International Auction
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6500 Bids
bp parity badge
Longquan celadon blue glazed bottle vase, S. Song-Yuan dynasties (1200-1400AD)
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Longquan celadon blue glazed bottle vase, S. Song-Yuan dynasties (1200-1400AD)
by Eternity Gallery
Est: $6,000- $150,000
$1,5000 Bids
Chinese Celadon Jade Cover Vase, 18th C
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Chinese Celadon Jade Cover Vase, 18th C
by Ander's Auction
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,0000 Bids
Chinese Pale Celadon Glazed Porcelain Meiping Vase
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Chinese Pale Celadon Glazed Porcelain Meiping Vase
by Ander's Auction
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$5000 Bids
A Celadon Glazed Gourd Shape Vase
Dec 08, 6:00 PM CST
A Celadon Glazed Gourd Shape Vase
by Mei Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$2000 Bids
Celadon-Green Glaze Moulded Double-Eared Vase
Dec 03, 12:00 PM PST
Celadon-Green Glaze Moulded Double-Eared Vase
by Jumbo Auction House
Est: $1,500- $2,800
$2000 Bids
Celadon Glaze Double-Gourd-Shape Vase
Dec 03, 12:00 PM PST
Celadon Glaze Double-Gourd-Shape Vase
by Jumbo Auction House
Est: $1,200- $2,000
$2000 Bids
Openwork Celadon Glaze Lotus Vase
Dec 03, 12:00 PM PST
Openwork Celadon Glaze Lotus Vase
by Jumbo Auction House
Est: $1,500- $2,800
$2000 Bids
CELADON VASE.
Dec 20, 9:00 AM EST
CELADON VASE.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $300- $800
$1500 Bids
Large Chinese Celadon Porcelain Vase
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Large Chinese Celadon Porcelain Vase
by Blackwell Auctions LLC
Est: $400- $800
$2000 Bids
A PORCELAIN CELADON VASE
Nov 30, 1:00 PM CET
A PORCELAIN CELADON VASE
by Marcopolo Asian Art
Est: €3,500- €4,500
€3,4000 Bids
PAIR CHINESE MING CELADON VASES
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
PAIR CHINESE MING CELADON VASES
by Sheppards
Est: €200- €300
€1200 Bids
bp parity badge
CELADON GLAZE DOUBLE FISH PATTERN BEAST EAR VASE
Dec 02, 11:00 AM EST
CELADON GLAZE DOUBLE FISH PATTERN BEAST EAR VASE
by Empire Auction House
Est: $300- $500
$2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chinese Celadon Vases


Mega International Auction

Mega International Auction

Wichita Auctioneers

Wichita Auctioneers

Eddie's Auction

Eddie's Auction

China Arts Auction

China Arts Auction