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Meiping Vase

Creation date: 1403-1424
Creation place: China

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Type: Porcelain Vase
Medium and Support: Jingdezhen ware
Credit Line: Bequest of Emile Leonard Schoppe
Accession Number: 1953.37
Dimensions: 9 3/4 in. x 6 in. x 6 in. (24.77 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm)
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The meiping, for holding flowers, is a distinctive tall vase form with a small, contracted neck and mouth and a high, widely swelling shoulder tapering with a gentle concave curve to a flat circular bottom. It is stately and sophisticated with simple yet elegant expanding and contracting contours. This choice, pristine vessel with its sense of natural purity and deep, soft white surface is covered with very subtle, barely distinguishable, incised peony scrolls and bands of floral and vine motifs that do not interrupt the perfection of the vessel’s contours.
Last Updated: 4/14/2020


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

The Emile Leonard Schoppe Collection of Chinese Ceramics The San Diego Museum of Art , 6/21/1953 - 7/19/1953

Art of East Asia: China The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/24/2013 - 00/00/00

Art of East Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 2/3/2013 - 8/1/2013


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Yu Sung. San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 14, 42, 43, Figure Number: 43

Ms. Yu Sung. Selections from the Chinese Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 33, Figure Number: 33

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 134

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 41, Figure Number: 41

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