A Song Qingbai Porcelain Miniature Bowl and Cover c.12th Century.

A Song Dyansty miniature Qingbai porcelain bowl and cover c.12th century.


In excellent condition. There are chips to the base however these appear to be firing faults as the area of clay showing in contrast to the iron oxide colour of the footrim shows a small spot of glaze on the surface.
Diamater of the cover : 6.9 cm (2 3/4 inches).
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Qingbai Porcelain :

The earliest known qingbai wares were produced in Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province around the late 10th century and are characterized by faint pale-blue glazes on low, wide forms. Qingbai continued to be enormously popular and highly produced throughout the Song dynasty (960-1279) and was prevalent in the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), but slackened during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) until being replaced by tianbai, ‘sweet white’ ware. The initial forms of qingbai were simple bowls and dishes, but by the mid-Northern Song the forms had advanced to include a wide variety of objects used for daily life such as ewers, boxes, incense burners, granary models, vases, jars, sculptures, cups, cupstands, water droppers, lamps, grave wares, and tools for writing and painting. The precedent for the majority of these forms is found in earlier metalwork and lacquer and Rawson has suggested that the imitation of silver was the primary force behind the production of white wares, including qingbai.