China, Yuan Dynasty, 1279-1368





Each pale blue-green qingbai-glazed deep round cup with relief-molded open peony and foliate decoration

above upright lotus petals, scored rims to both the exterior and interior surfaces


PROVENANCE: Private collection of Count Rodolfo Giusti de Marle, Bali, Indonesia


Condition: Excellent, one with a small firing flaw to the foot edge and one lotus petal


2 .75” Diameter




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Celadon is held to the aristocrat of Chinese porcelains, production beginning in the 7th century, and reaching its

pinnacle in the 13th and 14th centuries. China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand all made excellent ware. Originally called

Yue Ware, it became renamed Celadon after a character in a French play who ware a greenish costume (17th century).


The glaze itself contains a small amount of iron oxide. The ceramic is fired at a high temperature, being careful to

allow very little air into the kiln. The amount of air determines the color: little air produces the pale blue or qingbai

(yingqing); a little more air produces green; more air, olive to yellow or turquoise. Colors can also range to gray or

brown. The finish can be shiny or dull, smooth or crackled

Celadon was held in reverence, thought to have magical properties: plates changing color if poison were placed upon them;

plates and bowls could talk; cure diseases; could summon religious forces. Newborn children of nobility were presented on

celadon. The best pieces were used in grave furnishing, especially children, which is why we have some excellent examples today.


For Related Qingbai / Yingqing Celadons, please click below:


Five Dynasties Qingbai Dish

Pair Southern Song Yingqing Bowls

Southern Song Qingbai Dish

Yuan Lobed Qingbai Dish



We welcome and encourage all inquiries.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.


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