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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.75

  • Description

    Guangdong stoneware vase of ovoid meiping form. The vase has thick speckled medium blue glaze with many bubbles. Where exposed the body is dark reddish-brown. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 326 millimetres
    • Diameter: 189 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 19thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A75

    Vase with imitation Jun glaze


    Craftsmen made some of the finest copies of Jun wares in Shiwan, Guangdong province in the late Ming and Qing dynasties. Like other successful ceramic-producing centres, Shiwan is too hilly for a flourishing farming industry, but has plentiful supplies of wood to fuel the kilns and is close to a network of rivers for easy transportation of finished goods. Selected Shiwan pieces are signed by their makers. Connoiseurs regarded these marks as a brand of authenticity and quality. One can trace some potters’ histories using these marks through local family genealogies.


    Stoneware with thick, mottled purplish-blue glaze
    Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯
    Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
    Qing dynasty about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 294 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.71, no.A75 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 pp 40-41, no.A75 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.75

Guangdong stoneware vase of meiping form with ovoid body covered in thick speckled medium blue glaze with many bubbles. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed . Body dark reddish-brown where exposed.

Guangdong stoneware vase of meiping form with ovoid body covered in thick speckled medium blue glaze with many bubbles. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed . Body dark reddish-brown where exposed.

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