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Vase in the shape of a flower

Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
12th–13th century
Porcelain with celadon glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware)
H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219
Although known in China as early as the late sixth century, porcelain was first used extensively in the kilns at Jindgezhen during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to make delicate Qingbai wares for both domestic use and export. After the mid-fourteenth century, production at these kilns focused on porcelain with cobalt blue painted under the glaze, and Qingbai was no longer made.
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