Imperial Red Meiping | Elegant Ceramics Vase | Asian Pottery
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A meiping (Chinese: 梅瓶; pinyin: méipíng; lit.: 'plum vase') is a type of vase in Chinese ceramics. It is traditionally used to display branches of plum blossoms. The meiping was first made of stoneware during the Tang dynasty and was originally used as a wine vessel. Since the Song dynasty, it became popular as a plum vase and got its name "meiping". It is tall, with a narrow base spreading gracefully into a tall body, followed by a sharply-rounded shoulder, a short and narrow neck, and a small opening.
Beautifully crafted by Boon, a Singaporean Master Potter, who is famous for his expressive glaze and his traditional Chinese pottery forms. Meiping is also Boon's favourite form to throw on the potter's wheel. This vessel is marked with Boon's signature.