These ceramics were made around Huangbaozhen, in the Tongchuan distric, in the heart of the Shaanxi province. On this small box, a large blossoming lotus flower decorates the lid, which has very refined olive green to grey coloring. This motif is frequently found on bowls and vases of this production site in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Box and lid
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