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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.537

  • Description

    Porcelain vase of meiping form, with bulb at mouth. Covered with opaque bright yellow enamel over high-fired plain glaze, showing white inside mouth and on narrow ring on foot. White glaze on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1860-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 194 millimetres
    • Diameter: 102 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Comment

        apocryphal Yongzheng
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF B537

    Vase with yellow glaze


    This vase is covered with an opaque yellow glaze. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue reign mark of Yongzheng. There is a similar shaped piece with a pink glaze in the Palace Museum, Beijing which is accepted as authentic Yongzheng mark and period.


    Porcelain with transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty to Republican period, AD 1860–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 257 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.50, no.B537 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.50, no.B537 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc37/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. July 17th 1930. No.85: £25.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.537

Porcelain vase of meiping form, with bulb at mouth. Covered with opaque bright yellow enamel over high-fired plain glaze, showing white inside mouth and on narrow ring on foot. White glaze on base, with inscription.

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