Chinese double gourd vases are a type of ceramic vase that originated in China during the Ming Dynasty. These vases are characterized by their unique shape, which is reminiscent of two gourds joined together. The vases often feature intricate designs, such as floral motifs, dragons, and phoenixes, as well as calligraphy. The double gourd shape is believed to represent the harmony between yin and yang, making these vases popular symbols of balance and prosperity. Double gourd vases can be found in many museums and private collections around the world, and they remain popular among collectors and decorators alike.