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A VERY RARE MOLDED QINGBAI  OCTAGONAL VASE, MEIPING
A RARE MOLDED QINGBAI OCTAGONAL VASE, MEIPING

SOUTHERN SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (1127-1368)

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A RARE MOLDED QINGBAI OCTAGONAL VASE, MEIPING
SOUTHERN SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (1127-1368)
The vase is well potted with eight facets rising from a tapered foot and surmounted by a cylindrical, flared neck. Each facet is molded with a smaller cartouche enclosing a floral spray below a key-fret band, above a larger cartouche with undulating floral scroll. It is covered overall with a pale bluish glaze that pools in the recesses and leaves part of the foot exposed.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo.
Literature
Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art, Tokyo, 2006, p. 66, no. 83.
Christie’s, The Classical Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 2012, pp. 156-157, no. 65.
Exhibited
Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo, The Collection of Chinese Art – Special Exhibition ‘Run Through 10 Years’, 2006.
Christie’s, The Classical Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 22 to 27 November 2012; New York, 15 to 20 March 2013; London, 10 to 14 May 2013.

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Comparable qingbai octagonal vases with similar molded decoration include one illustrated in Porcelain Collected by Anhui Province Museum, Beijing, 2002, p. 78, no. 62, the vase illustrated in China’s Jingdezhen Porcelain through the Ages, Beijing, 1998, p. 226, and the example sold at Christie’s New York, 20 September 2005, lot 234.

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