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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 246 millimetres
- Diameter: 125 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
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.
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC39474
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.