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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.8

  • Description

    Soft Jun stoneware 'meiping' vase with wide shoulders and everted mouth, and body tapering to a low foot. The vase has a brown body and thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle stained dark grey, with pinkish-red patches at the shoulder and on the rim. The base is glazed, and is brighter than the rest of the vase.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC-19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 329 millimetres
    • Diameter: 219 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan or Ming 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A8

    ‘Soft’ Jun ware vase


    Traditionally this type of ware is classified as ‘soft’ Jun. Scholars are unsure where ‘soft’ Jun was made, and so in the absence of a kiln site, they are dated stylistically by comparison to other pieces.


    Stoneware with Jun-type glaze
    ‘Soft’ Jun ware
    China 中國
    Ming or Qing dynasty, about AD 1600–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.26, no.A8 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.52, no.A8 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case15/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex W. C. Alexander Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.8

Soft Jun stoneware vase of meiping form with wide shoulders and everted mouth, and body tapering to a low foot. Brown body covered with thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle stained dark grey. Glaze on base is brighter than the rest of the vase, and there are pinkish-red patches at the shoulder and on the rim.

Soft Jun stoneware vase of meiping form with wide shoulders and everted mouth, and body tapering to a low foot. Brown body covered with thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle stained dark grey. Glaze on base is brighter than the rest of the vase, and there are pinkish-red patches at the shoulder and on the rim.

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