China, 960–1127 A.D.








Each bowl of wide shallow form with a pale blue-green yinqing glaze, the interiors centering incised and

combed stylized vining blossoms, each raised on an unglazed foot


Provenance : Stewart Collection, bearing labels with collection numbers and annotation :

125. PR.,  and  6C11TA(2) over SUNG XICHING


Condition: Excellent, with some minor but usual glaze flaws


7 3/8" Diameter






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Celadon is held to be 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:


Yuan Lobed Qingbai Dish

Southern Song Qingbai Dish

Associated Pair of Yuan Qingbai Cups

Five Dynasties Qingbai Dish




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Pair Southern Song Yingqing Bowls, 960-1170 AD