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Rare Chinese Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Guangdong "Melon" Box


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Rare Chinese Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Guangdong "Melon" Box

This rare and unusual box was made at one of the kilns in Guangdong province in the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), more specifically during the 11th - 12th century. Many Guangdong wares were made for export to various parts of South-East Asia. Indeed, this particular box was found in present-day Cambodia. It is heavily-potted and coated in pale and finely-crackled Qingbai glaze. The outer surface has been decorated to give it the appearance of a melon.

Height 7.75 cm (3 inches). Overall condition is good with no repair or restoration although there is some "nibbling" and minor chips to the "sharp" edges, especially the vulnerable inner edge.

For information: some older publications have attributed these "melon boxes" to the Koryo Dynasty of Korea, such as in "Corean Pottery" by W. B. Honey.

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