Vase in the shape of a flower


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.

Vase in the shape of a flower, Porcelain with bluish white glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware), China

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