Porcelain 'meiping' vase with underglaze blue decoration. This unusual 'meiping' has a short spreading neck with a dish mouth and flat shoulders. Its body tapers to below the waist and then flares to the stepped-edge foot. Its base is unglazed. Painted with dark blue-outlined patterns infilled with a paler blue wash, it shows scrolling lotus around the body and an undulating cartouche collar framing lotus around the shoulder. The foot is painted with a band of key-fret below a ring of elongated lappets and around the neck are plantain leaves. The 'meiping' is covered with a matte glaze which has degraded, giving it a peculiar sheen, but the scrolling lotus design and the cartouches at the shoulder are very similar to Hongzhi and Zhengde designs.
- 1506-1521 (circa)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Found/Acquired: China
- Height: 25 centimetres
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Object reference number: RRC12624
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