A QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE UK COLLECTION
A QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER

SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

Details
A QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER
SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
The jar is crisply carved to the exterior with three layers of overlapping lotus petals, the domed cover is similarly decorated and surmounted by a loop finial. The jar is covered with a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses.
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
Provenance
With Jan van Beers, London, 21 May 1999.

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Lot Essay

A slightly smaller qingbai jar and cover (9.4 cm. high) of similar form and decoration in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 10841-1, is illustrated in Qingbai Ware: Chinese Porcelain of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, ed. Stacey Pierson, London, 2002, p. 170, no. 90.

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