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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.656

  • Description

    Porcelain meiping vase with recessed base. The vase is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are chrysanthemums and roses around an ornamental rock with insects in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 112 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing period
      • Inscription Comment

        apocryphal
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 656

    Blue-and-white vase with flowers and rocks


    This small vase is decorated with flowers and with rocks. On the base is an apocryphal Jiajing reign mark in underglaze blue.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 211 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.25, no.656 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.34, no.656 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.656

Meiping vase made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi) with recessed base decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Chrysanthemums and roses around an ornamental rock with insects. Mark on base.

Meiping vase made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi) with recessed base decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Chrysanthemums and roses around an ornamental rock with insects. Mark on base.

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