AGE: – Northern Song Period 960 A.D. –1127 A.D.
CONSTRUCTION: – Ceramic
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Song Dynasty Celedon Qingbai Wine Ewer Warming Bowl, knob on lid chipped and minor nicks
HEIGHT: – 19cm
Chinese Celedon Qingbai Wine Ewer Warming Bowl with light bluish tinge. An incised lotus petal design decorates the outside foot rim of the warming bowl and again at the base of the neck on the ewer. An incised pattern circles the rim of the the warming bowl which matches the lobed body of the ewer.
A small animal figure resembling a rabbit decorates the top of the lid to the ewer with a looped tail which would have had a string of some kind looped through and attached to the handle of the ewer.
These glazed Qingbai wine ewers with matching bowls for hot water are often seen in Song dynasty tomb murals and paintings. It is believed that these types of ewers with the bowl were produced during the mid to late Northern Song period.