Porcelain meiping vase with underglaze blue decoration. This small meiping is very unusual as it has a cylindrical neck, broad shoulders, a narrow waist, flared foot with bevelled edge and recessed base. It is painted with a design of chrysanthemum heads reserved in white on a blue ground and with a band of vertical lines around the neck. The mark on the base is in the form of a Chinese coin with a double ring edge and a square centre inscribed 'Chang ming fu gui' [Long life, riches and honour].
- 1540-1600 (circa)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Found/Acquired: China
- Height: 13.5 centimetres
Inscription TransliterationChangming Fugui
Inscription TranslationLong life, riches and honour
Porcelain meiping vase with underglaze blue decoration. It is painted with a design of chrysanthemum heads reserved in white on a blue ground and with a band of vertical lines around the neck. The mark on the base is in the form of a Chinese coin inscribed with four characters.
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Object reference number: RRC12997
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