Song shipwreck stoneware Mei Ping flask, 12th century AD
Shipwreck ‘Mei ping’ stoneware flask of tall form with small neck, sometimes called a ‘mercury flask’ due to some recovered with mercury still inside.
Song Dynasty, 11th-12th century AD
Provenance: old Australian collection, Melbourne, collected Indonesia later 20th century
Wear & encrustations, stabilised crack, surface good.