Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
11th–12th century
Porcelain with celadon glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware)
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Before the flowering of blue-and-white ware at this site in the fourteenth century, the kilns at Jingdezhen were producing thin porcelain covered with a pale bluish green glaze that is known as Qingbai ware (literally green-white ware). This vase is a rare example of early Qingbai pieces in which the glaze is very thin and very pale. In later pieces, the Qingbai glaze is the pale blue-green that is most commonly associated with the term celadon today.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters , 1926; donated to MMA
Related Objects

Bottle with Peony Scroll

Date: mid-14th century Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Accession: 26.271.1a, b On view in:Gallery 204

Maebyeong decorated with cranes and clouds

Date: late 13th century Medium: Stoneware with inlaid design under celadon glaze Accession: 27.119.11 On view in:Gallery 233

Vase in Shape of Neolithic Jade Cong

Date: 12th–13th century Medium: Porcelain with raised decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware) Accession: 2007.193 On view in:Gallery 204

Vase in Meiping Shape

Date: late 13th–first half of the 14th century Medium: Porcelain with incised and carved design under celadon glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware) Accession: 23.182.1 On view in:Gallery 204

Vase with Peony Scrolls

Date: mid-14th century Medium: Porcelain with molded decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware) Accession: 26.292.77 On view in:Gallery 204