Qingbai (or Yingqing) ware miniature gourd-shaped seal paste container
Date: Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE)
Height: 1½ inches (3.81 cm)
Diameter: 1¼ inches (3.17 cm)
This object is referred to as a container for seal paste. The ridges of the gourd shape are molded and match up with the top and bottom parts of the container. The blueish glaze pools in between the ridges and is darker. The inside of the top and the base are unglazed.
Photos by Brita Helgesen