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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.496

  • Description

    Qingbai porcelain lobed vase. The vase has a white body and blue-toned qingbai-type glaze. The base is unglazed, and brownish-red where exposed. There are firing cracks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 180 millimetres
    • Diameter: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Song early 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A496

    Fluted vase with qingbai glaze


    This青白(qingbai ‘blue-white’) vase has a lobed body, flared foot and neck. The blue-tinged glaze pools in the indented folds of the body.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and qingbai glaze and copper-rim
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1127–1200

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 9 and p. 306 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.53, no.32 (left) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.59, no.46 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case16/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the Mrs Alfred Clark Collection. PDF card: Alfred I. Clark Collection, Nbr. 554. Given by Mrs Ivy Clark

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.496

White Qingbai porcelain lobed vase. Covered with blue-toned qingbai-type glaze, including foot-ring. Base unglazed and brownish-red. Firing cracks on base.

White Qingbai porcelain lobed vase. Covered with blue-toned qingbai-type glaze, including foot-ring. Base unglazed and brownish-red. Firing cracks on base.

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