Porcelain meiping carved in openwork and enamelled in the 'fahua' palette. This unusual porcelain meiping vase has rounded shoulders, a slim waist, a flared foot with bevelled edge and a partially glazed base. It is carved in openwork with a scene of an old man standing beyond his house, beneath a pine tree, watching for the arrival of a young servant carrying a 'qin', the stringed musical instrument which resembles a zither. The swirling clouds between the house and the servant suggest the end of the scene. Above is a border of peonies and leaves and below a band of lappets. All the decoration is in the palette used for fahua wares.
- 1488-1522 (circa)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Found/Acquired: China
- Height: 34.5 centimetres
- Diameter: 6.8 inches
11 October 1996
Cleaned using a solution of Ariel automatic (anionic and non ionic synthetic surfactants,sodium tripolyphosphate) in distilled water, using cotton wool swabs on satay sticks. After cleaning the surface is rinsed with distilled water applied on cotton wool swabs.Surface wiped wth a dry tissue to remove any remaining distilled water.
A porcelain meiping with rounded shoulders, slim waist, flared foot with bevelled edge and partially glazed base. Carved in openwork with a scene of an old man satnding beyond his house, beneath a pine tree, watching for the arrival of a young servant carrying a qin, the stringed musical instrument that resembles a zither. Swirling clouds between the house and the servant suggest the end of the scene. Above is a border of peonies and leaves and below a band of lappets.
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Object reference number: RRC1875
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