Octagonal stem cup with flowerOn display
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Octagonal stem cup with flower
Date13th century - 1st half of the 14th century
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
porcelain, with moulded decoration under a white glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions7 cm (height)
8.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 3.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
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.