A 'Qingbai' melon-form box and cover, Southern Song dynasty | 南宋 青白釉瓜棱式蓋盒
3,000 - 5,000 USD
A 'Qingbai' melon-form box and cover
Southern Song dynasty
finely modeled as a stylized lobed melon, the cover with a small finial in the shape of a truncated branchy stem, the interiors and exteriors with a crisp clear blue glaze pooling to a deeper seafoam color in the grooves, the flat base unglazed showing the fine white body (2)
Diameter 3 in., 7.5 cm
Overall in good condition with a few shallow chips to the inner rim of the cover, and a few minute frits along the rims.
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Acquired prior to 2000.