Tortoise Shell Glazed Stoneware Vase

Tortoise Shell Glazed Stoneware Vase

Meiping, Jizhou Ware

Southern Song Dynasty 12th -13th Century

Height: 19 cm.

The well potted high shouldered Vase is surmounted by a neck and rolled mouth rim, on a countersunk base.

The entire Vase, including the base, is covered with a mottled or splashed yellow and brown glaze. The yellow typically thins in many places becoming more pale, occasionally exposing the buff body, burnt red on the foot.


Sotheby's, London, 14th December, 1982, lot 122


Another larger Meiping is in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum, New York.10th -13th Century , Black-glazed Vase with Yellow Splash, Meiping.