Bottle with vegetal scrolls


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204

Known as Qingbai, literally bluish-white, this type of porcelain features a jade-like glaze surface, often with fluent carving decoration, such as vegetal scrolls on this vase. Qingbai porcelain was a dominant product from Jingdezhen, a major ceramic center in south China, from the twelfth to the thirteenth century. These objects were not only widely produced for the domestic market but also for export to Japan, Southeast Asia, and as far as East Africa.

Bottle with vegetal scrolls, Porcelain with incised and carved design under bluish glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware), China

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