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meiping / vase

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    Small porcelain vase of meiping form. There are twelve creatures of the zodiac in a landscape in underglaze blue and red on the exterior.

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  • Date

    • 18thC
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    • Height: 77 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C635

    Meiping vase with the twelve animals of the zodiac

    The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are represented on this snuff bottle. These animals are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, cockerel, dog, and pig. 2009 is the year of the ox.

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


  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 71, no. 69 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.107, no.C635 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.79, no.C635 bibliographic details
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Small porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue and red with twelve creatures of the zodiac in a landscape.

Small porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue and red with twelve creatures of the zodiac in a landscape.

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