A small moulded Qingbai vase

Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

The vase is of ovoid form surmounted by a flaring neck with a six-lobed flower-shaped mouth. The body is moulded with two bands of flowers, the domed foot with a petal border. The vase is covered with pale bluish white glaze, save for the recessed base.

14.1 cm high



Sotheby’s London, December 1993, lot no. 194
Formerly in the collection of Robert Suermont


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, cat. no. 50. Another smaller example is illustrated in Lu Yaw, Feng Xianming and Mary Tregear, Song Ceramics, Singapore, 1983, pl. 115.

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