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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.571

  • Description

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. Covered with dense black glaze with vestiges of gilt decoration of lotus and chrysanthemum. White glaze inside and on base, with black glaze gathering in thick welt around base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 246 millimetres
    • Diameter: 125 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A571

    Meiping vase with gilding


    This vase is covered with an iron-black monochrome glaze which was popular in the Qing dynasty particularly in the Kangxi (AD 1662– 1722) period but was later copied in the nineteenth century.


    Porcelain with transparent and iron-black glazes and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 240 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 162, pl. CLXI bibliographic details
    • Oriental Ceramic Society 1971 p.137, no.241 bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p.22, Fig. 45 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.40, no.A571 (colour plate D) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.40, no.A571, pl. IX bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case36/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record: From the W. C. Alexander Collection. PDF card: Sotheby lot 238 in 1931, via Bluett £150. W. C. Alexander Collection. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 7th May 1931. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 13, p.320, Lot 238. £150. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's - William Cleverly Alexander Sale.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.571

Porcelain vase of meiping form. Covered with dense black glaze  with vestiges of gilt decoration of lotus and chrysanthemum. White glaze inside and on base, with black glaze gathering in thick welt around base.

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