A Fine and Rare Qingbai Ewer

Song Dynasty (960-1279) – Yuan Dynasty 13th century
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
H:14.5cm x W:13cm

Provenance: 
• Carl Kempe Collection Number 555
• Ulricehamn East Asian Museum Collection Number 761.
• Published in ‘Kinesiska Keramiska Masterverk’,‘Chinese Ceramic Treasure’ by Ulricehamn Museum, Sweden, 2002, pg. 231

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Finely potted rising from a high rectangular footrim supporting an aubergine shaped body flanked with a curved spout and a handle, topped with a seated shi-shi dog lid, covered all over in a lustrous light blue glaze, the footrim is unglazed exposing the burnt reddish brown coloured body. The ewer is decorated on each side with moulded designs depicting a flying phoenix and a blossoming lotus flower, both within a diamond foliate panel.

• A Qingbai ewer with a moulded design was sold in Sothebys, New York, 2018.