A small moulded qingbai vase

Song dynasty (960 – 1279)

the ovoid body moulded with two bands of flowers surmounted by a tall neck with six-lobed flared flower-shaped mouth, the domed foot with a further moulded petal border, all under a pale bluish white glaze

height 14.1 cm

Sotheby’s London, December 1993, lot no. 194
A private Dutch collection

A very similar vase was included in the Min Chiu Society Exhibition, illustrated in ‘An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics’, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1980, Catalogue, pl. 50. Another smaller example is illustrated in Lu Yaw, Feng Xianming and Mary Tregear ‘Song Ceramics’, Singapore, 1983, pl. 115.

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