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: Eastern Art
: Meiping ('plum vase'), probably used to store alcoholic drink. Made of porcelain with raised slip on-biscuit enamel decoration in cobalt blue, turquiose and yellow using the so-called fahua technique. The decorations form a large peony flower and chrysanthemum under alternating conch shells and 'ruyi' clouds joined by beaded garlands and from these are suspended tassels with lozenge or round tops. The vessel would originally have had a cover, which is now lost.
On Display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Eastern Art Gallery
: The Schiller Collection: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China, Eastern Asia, Asia
: Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
: Bequest of F P M Schiller, 1946.