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A rare iron-brown-decorated Qingbai 'floral' vase, Yuan dynasty | 元 青白釉鐵鏽花紋帶座瓶

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September 21, 06:54 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


A rare iron-brown-decorated Qingbai 'floral' vase

Yuan dynasty

元 青白釉鐵鏽花紋帶座瓶

Height 6⅞ in., 17.5 cm

Sotheby's New York, 30th May 1990, lot 91.


Although it is not uncommon to find qingbai vases modeled with an integral stand, the form of this particular piece is very rare. The present iron-painted 'stand' appears to simulate wood, illustrating how such vases may have been displayed. It is also unusual to find iron-brown painting, rather than splashes, on qingbai ceramics. For a similarly decorated vase without the molded stand, see one included in C.T. Loo and Co., Exhibition of Chinese Arts, New York, 1941, cat. no. 560. Compare also an iron-painted qingbai fragment discovered at the Anxi kilns in Fujian, exhibited in Kiln Sites of Ancient China: Recent Finds of Pottery and Porcelain, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1980, cat. no. 119.