Vase with dragons and cloudsOn display
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Vase with dragons and clouds
Associated peopleQianlong, Emperor of China (ruled 1736 - 1795) (commissioner)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and incised decoration under a yellow glaze
Dimensions20 cm (height)
with handles 14.5 cm (width)
14 cm (diameter)
at foot 8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
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.
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.