LARGE IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING VASE A large and important vase dating to the late 16th century and finely decorated in underglaze blue. The exterior is hand painted with a continuous landscape scene depicting birds flying. Detail is excellent. The top tapers to a short and flared neck accented with leaves. It stands on a hand cut foot revealing a fine paste. The vase stands an impressive 16.75 inches (42.5 cm) tall and is heavily potted.