Friday, 23 September 2016


Undated Modern for Export trade? 

2 #meiping #vases that actually do have plum blossom on them!
Ceramics #asianceramics #chinese ceramics
Some people claim meiping vases were made to hold cut plum or other flowering branches.
Others claim the shape developed from a shape with a lid used for storing dried and candied fruits.
I personally can see some one breaking or losing a lid and using a lidless jar to put flowers in and then suggesting to a potter friend that he make the jars taller and slimmer so the long branches would sit and display better.

An excellent Cizhou Style Meiping Song Dynasty