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Meiping vase: C.607-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Meiping vase

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Meiping vase. Buff stoneware thrown in sections and luted. The foot is solid-marbled and the body is covered with a marbled brown and cream slip, or overlay, and probably burnished. The vase has a slender, ovoid body, flattened shoulders and cup-shaped mouth; slightly flowing footrim with recessed, flat 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: 10.5 cm
Height: 21.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Circa 1368 - 1644

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( brown and cream)

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff stoneware, thrown in sections, covered with marbled brown and cream slip, probably burnished
Burnishing (polishing)
Slip-coated

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white, round label, with serrated edge

  • Text: 246
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.607-1991
Primary reference Number: 21080
Old object number: CHICER/864
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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