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Lobed Ewer

11th–12th century

Porcelain with transparent pale blue glaze (Qingbai ware)

9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. (23.5 × 15.88 cm)
Gift of Lily L. Chu, B.A. 1982, and Gerald W. Weaver II, B.A. 1977
2016.53.1a-c
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.
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Sotheby's Sale March 17, 2015. Sakamoto Goro Collection.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.