Greenware meiping, or plum blossom, vaseOn display
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Greenware meiping, or plum blossom, vase
Date12th century (1101 - 1200)
Material and technique
stoneware, thrown, and incised while turned, with a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensionswith lid 22 cm (height)
without lid 20 cm (height)
11.5 cm (diameter)
at base 6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.