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Date19th century (1801 - 1900)
Material and technique
porcelain, painted with lacquer
Dimensions33 cm (height)
18 cm approx. (diameter)
at foot 9.8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Mrs K. Grey, 1960.
not on display
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Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
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.