Meiping Vase

Meiping Vase

960-1126
Country
China
Style/Tradition
Cizhou ware
vase
stoneware with white slip
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K.M. Chak
2001.289
. Meiping Vase. 960-1126. stoneware with white slip. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K.M. Chak. 2001.289.
Dimensions
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
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Vase China Northern Song dynasty (960-1126) Stoneware Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K. M. Chak 2001.289 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.
Known Provenance
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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