Song shipwreck stoneware Mei Ping flask, 12th century AD

$480.00 AUD

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

21cm long

 

Provenance: old Australian collection, Melbourne, collected Indonesia later 20th century

Wear & encrustations, stabilised crack, surface good.

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