Small Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Dehua Qingbai Porcelain Bottle
This rare small porcelain bottle or vase was made during the 13th - 14th century at the Dehua kilns in Fujian province. It has been made in three or four separate moulded sections that have been luted together. The surface and inner mouth are coated in a finely-crackled very pale blue Qingbai glaze. The decoration comprising vertical ridges is part of the moulding. Height 9.25 cm. Parts of the mouth and base have been broken and re-stuck and painted over.
For information: Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368).
We show for reference three similar and also broken examples from the fine Southeast Asian Ceramic Society book "A Ceramic Legacy of Asia's Maritime Trade" (ISBN 0-19-58263-7).
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