White ware ewer in double-gourd formOn display
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White ware ewer in double-gourd form
Material and technique
porcelain, with brown iron glaze or slip decoration, and bluish-white glaze (qingbai ware); unglaze base; glazed rim
Dimensions11 x 9 x 6.9 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980.
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.