Northern Chinese Cizhou Stoneware Pottery Plum Vase (Mei Ping)

Northern Chinese Cizhou Stoneware Pottery Plum Vase (Mei Ping)

Ref: P2670
Song Dynasty (960-1279)

The traditional Mei Ping (plum vase) is considered a feminine shape, with a small, delicate neck leading to a broad shoulder and tapering to a narrow foot. With its narrow mouth, it is believed it was designed to hold a single, plum blossom branch. This example is finished with a classic dark brown/black monochrome glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the stoneware beneath.

W 6.5 D 6.5 H 11 in.
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