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.
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