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A CIZHOU TURQUOISE-GLAZED MEIPING of characteristic form with short lipped neck, flanged foot and recessed flat base, covered in a white slip and painted in underglaze black iron pigment with a wide band of lotus and foliage between a band of lappets above the foot and a band of peony and chrysanthemum around the shoulder, all under a greenish-blue glaze pooling at one side (neck restored), Ming Dynasty

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A CIZHOU TURQUOISE-GLAZED MEIPING of characteristic form with short lipped neck, flanged foot and recessed flat base, covered in a white slip and painted in underglaze black iron pigment with a wide band of lotus and foliage between a band of lappets above the foot and a band of peony and chrysanthemum around the shoulder, all under a greenish-blue glaze pooling at one side (neck restored), Ming Dynasty
21.8cm. high

Lot Essay

The variously decorated meiping, illustrated as figs. 287-289, Yutaka Mino, in the exhibition catalogue, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Freedom of the Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Nothern China: Tz' u-chou Type Wares, A.D. 960-1600, and where the author discusses this later subgroup which he assigns to the 16th Century and in which he compares the similarity of decoration between a meiping in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, and that found on a guan dated A.D. 1541, in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Collection of George and Mary Rockwell; and a similar vase illustrated by John Ayers, The Baur Collection, nr. A88.
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