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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Franks.88

  • Description

    Cizhou-type meiping with underglaze iron-black painted decoration on a cream slip beneath a turquoise glaze. Similar to BM Franks. 742, this Cizhou-type stoneware meiping has a narrow neck with an out-turned rim and sides which taper towards a splayed foot. The meiping is covered with a cream slip and is painted in iron black beneath a turquoise glaze with designs in bands. In the central band there are three cartouches showing a woman seated in a landscape beneath a cresent moon, a scholar standing in a landscape, and a crane in a landscape. Around the shoulder and foot are bands of stylized chrysanthemum-like flowers with scrolling folliage and in between the cartouches are spiralling clouds. The base has a broad unglazed foot ring, which reveals a red-brown body.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1500-1600 (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Harrison-Hall 2001:
    Another vase of this type is in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
    See also BM Franks.742.

  • Bibliography

    • Harrison-Hall 2001 14:10 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    Franks.88

A Cizhou-type stoneware meiping with a narrow neck with an out-turned rim and sides tapering towards a splayed foot. Covered in cream slip and painted in iron black beneath a turquoise glaze with designs in bands. The central band with three cartouches showing a woman seated in a landscape beneath a crescent moon, a scholar standing in a landscape, and a crane in a landscape. Around the shoulder and foot with bands of stylized chrysanthemum-like flowers with scrolling foliage and in between the cartouches spiralling clouds. The base with a broad unglazed foot ring, revealing a red-brown body.

A Cizhou-type stoneware meiping with a narrow neck with an out-turned rim and sides tapering towards a splayed foot. Covered in cream slip and painted in iron black beneath a turquoise glaze with designs in bands. The central band with three cartouches showing a woman seated in a landscape beneath a crescent moon, a scholar standing in a landscape, and a crane in a landscape. Around the shoulder and foot with bands of stylized chrysanthemum-like flowers with scrolling foliage and in between the cartouches spiralling clouds. The base with a broad unglazed foot ring, revealing a red-brown body.

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