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meiping

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.507

  • Description

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. The vase has a white body and slightly mottled, finely crazed copper red glaze, fading to white at the mouth rim and neck. The base is glazed with a finely crackled cream-coloured glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 200 millimetres
    • Diameter: 103 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A507

    Vase with copper-red glaze


    The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body.


    Porcelain with copper-red glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.29, no.A507 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.30, no.A507 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Yang Lin-san Collection, Peking, Elbert H. Gary Collection; and Thomas Clarke Collection. Purchased in 1933 for £325 from F. Partridge.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.507

Porcelain vase of meiping form. Covered in slightly mottled copper red glaze, finely crazed. White at mouth rim, and inside neck. Finely crackled cream-coloured glaze on base.

Porcelain vase of meiping form. Covered in slightly mottled copper red glaze, finely crazed. White at mouth rim, and inside neck. Finely crackled cream-coloured glaze on base.

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