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Two Chinese White Ware/ Qingbai Ewers with String Design

Northern Song dynasty, ca: 11th- 12th century


Of elegant form with cup form mouth, strap handle, and curved everted spout. Each with ornamental floral-shaped knot design beneath the spout. These sting design ewers in our view are among the most interesting and even whimsical types from this period.
Heights: 4 ¾ and 7 ¾ inches (12 and 19.7 cm.)
Provenance: The smaller one from the Collection of Kai-Yin Lo; illustrated and described by Krahl: Bright as Silver, White as Snow, 1998, No. 51; and exhibited at the exhibition held at the Denver Art Museum. The second: from the Thomax Collection No. 1648, formed by Prof. Leif Sourander, Abo, Finland assembled from the 1960’s-1990s, and exhibited at the Arabia Museum, Helsinki, Finland, September- October, 1994.

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