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Meiping vase: C.695-1991

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Titles

Meiping vase

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Meiping vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze-blue. The vase has a short, flaring neck with everted rim. It has rounded, sloping shoulders narrowing in and flaring gently out to the foot. The low, inverted foot has a flat, recessed, glazed base. The neck is decorated with plantain leaves, and the shoulders are decorated with four quatrefoil cartouches enclosing flower heads reserved on a washed blue-scale ground. The centre panel contains a horse, three soldiers delivering a message to two scholars seated at a table, a maid on a terrace, and cloud scrolls. Below is a band of horses leaping amongst waves, mountains, and three ribbon and lozenge emblems.

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: 15.6 cm
Height: 27.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Wanli
16th century
Early 17th Century
Circa 1573 - 1619

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue)

Materials used in production

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 lined, black border

  • Text: 96
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.695-1991
Primary reference Number: 21154
Old object number: CHICER/228
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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