A small carved Qingbai “peony” dish – Southern Song Dynasty

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This thinly potted dish has straight everted sides and a flat, slightly convex, bottom carved with a peony pattern. It is totally covered in a pale blue glaze, except for the rim. Very similar dishes have been excavated at the Hutian kiln site, Jingdezhen.

Period: Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Size: Diameter 10.2 cm, height 1.6 cm, weight 54 g

Condition: Good condition, wear consistent with age, one small chip to the rim, glaze slightly degraded from burial

Provenance: From a Swedish private collection

SKU: 45

References: Similar dishes were excavated from Hutian kiln, Jingdezhen and are illustrated in Hutian Kiln Site in Jingdezhen – Report on excavations from 1988 to 1999, Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology Jingdezhen Museum of Civilian Kiln, Cultural Relics Press, 2007. Drawings are illustrated in Volume 1, page 140, and pictures are illustrated in Volume 2, page 41. Another dish was excavated from Gedi Township, Changshan County, Zhejiang, and is illustrated in Zhejiang Provincal Museum’s Famous Kilns and Porcelain Series Special Exhibition No. 3 – Light Brings Beauty – Song and Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain Unearthed in Zhejiang, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, 2018, Page 37.