Dish with figures from the novel The Water MarginOn display
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Dish with figures from the novel The Water Margin
Date1660 - 1720
Material and technique
porcelain, with famille verte overglaze enamels
Dimensions2.8 cm (height)
20.3 cm (diameter)
at foot 13.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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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.
Vainker, Shelagh, ‘Luxuries or Not? Consumption of Silk and Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century China’, Maxine Berg and Elizabeth Heger, Luxury in the Eighteenth Century (Houndmills (Basingstoke) and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), pp. 210 & 218, pl. 33