Blue-and-white Mei Ping with design of the scenes from historical story
From the tomb of Mu Ying of Ming Dynasty
H.44 cm, D.13cm (at base)
Owing to its aesthetic value and rarity, blue and white ware of the
Yuan Dynasty are loved passionately by the enthusiasts for Chinese
antique porcelains all over the world.
This is a perfect work unearthed from Mu Ying’s tomb in Nanjing. It
is believed to be a burial article of Mu Ying, the foster-son of
the First Ming Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. He made a great contribution
to help Zhu Yuanzhang unify China.
The vase is 44 centimeter-high. From top to bottom, there are six
circles of decorative design with the color and luster of sapphire.
Its neck, shoulder and bottom were decorated with auspicious
patterns of coral, silver ingot, rhinoceros horn, lotus flower and
so on. Its belly was painted with historical figures, pine, bamboo,
plum blossom and rocks, which tells us a true story about 2200