Lidded white ware jar surmounted by birdOn display
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Lidded white ware jar surmounted by bird
Date13th century (1201 - 1300)
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
porcelain, mould-made, with bluish-white glaze (qingbai ware); hand-modelled decoration luted to the jar
Dimensionswith lid 9.6 cm max. (height)
without lid 5.6 cm (height)
7.6 cm (diameter)
lid 6.3 cm (diameter)
at foot 4.8 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.
The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.
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.