a small cup with slightly flaring foot; tall sides; bluish white glaze; b Saucer shaped at center with inverted cup shape on top; wide foot; bluish white glaze

Wine Cup with Stand, 13th century

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The Song dynasty (960-1279) saw a tremendous increase in the production of fine, white stoneware and porcelain began to be made in kilns throughout north and south China. The most important group of southern white ware came from the Jingdezhen kilns in Jiangxi province. Known as qing bai (bluish-white), it had a fine, white paste and was wood-fired in a reducing atmosphere. Totally lacking decoration, this thin-walled wine cup and accompanying saucer-stand rely entirely on purity of form and color for their aesthetic impact. Although the best Qing Bai ceramics were light, elegant, and thin-walled with translucent gemlike, blue-tinted glaze, the ware was not greatly appreciated by the Chinese court.

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Wine Cup with Stand
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98.216a,b
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a small cup with slightly flaring foot; tall sides; bluish white glaze; b Saucer shaped at center with inverted cup shape on top; wide foot; bluish white glaze