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meiping

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  • Museum number

    PDF.496

  • Description

    Porcelain meiping vase. The vase has a white body covered with a blue-toned glaze. There are incised cloud collars with flower sprays in the centre on the shoulders, and flowers and chains on either side.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 450 millimetres
    • Diameter: 218 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 496

    Vase with incised flower scrolls


    This meiping vase is incised with flower scrolls and covered with a clear glaze.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–66

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  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.496

White porcelain of 'meiping' form with incised decoration and covered with a blue-toned glaze. The decoration is divided into panels, round the shoulder are cloud collars with flower sprays in the centre and on either side are flowers and chains.

White porcelain of 'meiping' form with incised decoration and covered with a blue-toned glaze. The decoration is divided into panels, round the shoulder are cloud collars with flower sprays in the centre and on either side are flowers and chains.

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