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Meiping Vase: C.696-1991

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Meiping Vase


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Meiping vase. Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, and painted in underglaze-blue. The vase has a short neck with everted, rounded mouth rim flaring gently out to the foot. It has a shallow, uneven footrim tapering in with flat, barely recessed, unglazed base. The shoulders are decorated with three lappets of lotus divided by clouds, above a central panel of scrolling lotus, beneath which is a band of geometric lappets.


History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust in 1991

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.6 cm
Height: 22.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century-16th Century#
Circa 1400 CE - 1600 CE


Chinese, provincial ware, or perhaps Vietnamese

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Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-porcelain, thrown, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, serrated, white

  • Text: 209
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.696-1991
Primary reference Number: 21155
Old object number: CHICER/261
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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