. Meiping Vase. 960-1126. stoneware with white slip. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K.M. Chak. 2001.289.
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height: 12 1/2 in, 31.7500 cm; diameter: 6 1/2 in, 16.5100 cm; rim diameter: 2 1/2 in, 6.3500 cm; base diameter: 4 1/8 in, 10.4775 cm
Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K. M. Chak
This ovoid vase, or meiping, is typical of the practical everyday wares manufactured in the Cizhou area of north China during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Its innovative decoration probably derived from the works crafted by silver and goldsmiths of the Tang dynasty (618-907). Prior to glazing, floral scrolls and a band of coins were incised into the slip and the background stamped with circles.
n.d.-2001, Mr. and Mrs. William K.M. Chak, Chak's Company Limited, Hong Kong; 2001, DAM collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chak.
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