London, South Kensington
15 September 2005
A Chinese white glazed meiping, 18th century
lightly incised with a wide band of chrysanthemum flower heads on scrolling grounds, all between lappet bands around the shoulder and lower section of the body, wood stand -- 15 3/8in. (39cm.) high.
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