Lobed Ewer Artist: Unknown

11th–12th century

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

While most of the ceramics produced during the Song period are named for the areas in which they were made, Qingbai wares are classified by the specific tint of their delicate blue (qing) and white (bai) glaze. Ceramics of this type, also known as shadow green or Yingqing ware, were produced from the tenth to the fourteenth century at several kilns in Jiangxi Province, including Jingdezhen, which later became the center for blue-and-white ceramics.


Porcelain with transparent pale blue glaze (Qingbai ware)


9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. (23.5 × 15.88 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Lily L. Chu, B.A. 1982, and Gerald W. Weaver II, B.A. 1977

Accession Number



Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)


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Sakamoto Goro (1923–2016), Japan; sale, Sotheby's, New York, March 17, 2015, lot 3; Lily L. Chu and Gerald W. Weaver II, Bethesda, Maryland; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2016
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Object/Work type

ewers, utilitarian objects

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