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Chinese Song Qingbai Yingqing Porcelain Lidded Jar


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Chinese Song dynasty (960-1279) lidded jar with incised decoration and four horizontal loop handles in the form of ruyi scepters set high around the shoulder. The pale qingbai (yingqing) glaze drips down and partly covers the exterior of the splayed foot . The foot rim and base are unglazed. The glaze extends slightly down the high neck into the unglazed interior. The original lid is also decorated with circular incised patterns at the center and edge. This jar was most likely produced in a Fujian kiln. 5 ½” high x about 4 ½” diameter. Very good overall condition with some typical minor flaking of the glaze. Burial marks are evident. Some tiny hairline cracks in the body have been professionally stabilized and restored and are invisible to the eye. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.