Blue-and-white jar with flowersOn display
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Blue-and-white jar with flowers
Associated peopleXuande, Emperor of China (ruled 1426 - 1435) (commissioner)
Daterule of Xuande (1426 - 1436)
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions7.4 cm (height)
9.9 cm (diameter)
at base 4.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Antony and Olive Hallam, 1997.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
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.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.