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Vase with 'mirror-black' glaze
Date1740 - 1780
Qing Dynasty (1645 - 1911)
Material and technique
porcelain, with 'mirror-black' glaze containing iron and manganese oxides with cobalt and copper; white glaze on upper lip and inside
Dimensions20.3 cm (height)
8.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 6.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Gaspard Farrer through The Art Fund, 1946.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.