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Qingbai Foliate Shallow Peony Dish. Northern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Courtesy Vermeer & Griggs

A fine Song Qingbai shallow foliated dish, the rim shaped to form six petals, raised on a short ring foot decorated with carved and combed design of a peony flower covered in a pale blue green colored glaze. The base is unglazed and the biscuit is burned in the firing. The dish likely made at the Jingdezheng kilns in Jiangxi province. Diameter:  6" (15.2cm). Condition: Excellent, minor kiln grit on the base. Price on request (Please refer to item #EW-418 when inquiring)

Provenance: E & J Frankel Collection No. 1130; M. Ford Creech Antiques, Memphis, TN

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