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White-glazed mei-ping vase with carved floraldesign

Northern Song DynastyA.D.960-1127

Unearthed at Tangyin,Henan

Height: 34cm

Mouth diameter: 6cm

 

The technique of the carved designis unique. The craftsmen painted twining peonies and vine on thevase, then they scraped the white glaze to expose the brown clayexcept the designs. The flowers were pure white and vivid and theground was brown, which showed a strong contrast incolour.