A Chinese porcelain Yingqing ware box and cover,  Song Dynasty Ceramic Art from China

A Chinese porcelain Yingqing ware box and cover, Song Dynasty Ceramic Art from China

Price: Price on request

Offered by E. Pranger Oriental Art




A chrysanthemum-petal-shaped box and cover with flat base and convex cover. On the cover a lightly impressed decoration of leaves. Except for the base and around the rims, the box is covered with a greenish/bluish transparent glaze.

Small boxes, such as this example, were produced by various kilns throughout China since at least the Tang dynasty. Used to hold a variety of cosmetic materials such as lotions, powders, incense and medicines, each kiln produced a local variant, with differing shapes, sizes, glazes and decorations.
Origin
China
Reference
100-185
Sizes
3 cm

Offered by

E. Pranger Oriental Art

By appointment only
NL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 51 560 579
http://www.pranger-oriental.com/

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