20 September 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
AN UNUSUAL QINGBAI MEIPING
Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century
Of well-potted tapering ovoid form, with short, wide cylindrical neck and galleried rim, covered overall with a thin glaze of pale blue tone
10¼in. (26cm.) high
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