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Meiping vase: C.723-1991

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

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Meiping vase

Maker(s)

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Description

Meiping vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The vase is short, with a flared neck, rounded shoulders tapering in and flaring gently out to the foot, with a shallow footrim slightly curved, and unglazed base. The neck is painted with cloud scrolls above a border of petals. On the shoulders are four lappets of lotus divided by cloud scrolls. The body is painted with a continuous scene of a gentleman by a verandah, a pine tree, and a servant carrying a zither (qin) near mountains and a large cloud scroll, with bats overhead. A band of geometric lappets are round the base.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.3 cm
Height: 29 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Ming
Wanli
16th century
Circa 1500 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue)

Materials used in production

except base Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown, decorated in underglaze blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, white, with double-line gilt border

  • Text: 97
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.723-1991
Primary reference Number: 21280
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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