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Covered Box with Molded Peony Design, 13th century


Credit: Anonymous gift

Qingbai ware, prized for its elegant restraint, was produced near the great ceramic center of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, in south China. These delicate porcelains are distinguished by a clear, bluish white glaze over incised, combed, or molded decoration. This box is embellished by a molded decoration which includes a single peony blossom with leaves on the cover and vertical ribbing on the sides.



(N. V. Hammer, Inc., New York) by 1969;

acquired by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, gift of N.V Hammer, 1971.

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