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Meiping vase: C.642-1991

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Meiping vase






Meiping, monochrome vase. Buff earthenware, thrown in sections and covered in aubergine glaze. The vase has high shoulders, small neck and slightly everted mouth rim. The splayed foot and the recessed, flat base is painted brown. The body of the vase has horizontal lines from the wheel circle, and is covered in aubergine-colour glaze.


History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 2 November 1933, for £3.0s.0d, Catalogue of European & Oriental Porcelain...,Lot 26; Henry Scipio 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: 13.5 cm
Height: 24.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 16th Century
Circa 1368 - 1644

Materials used in production

aubergine Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware covered in aubergine glaze and thrown in sections
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.642-1991
Primary reference Number: 21116
Old object number: CHICER/254
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 January 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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