Cup with handle and three-colour glazeOn display
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Cup with handle and three-colour glaze
Material and technique
earthenware, with cream slip under a sancai glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions5 cm (height)
with handle 8.2 cm (width)
6 cm (diameter)
at base 2.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 28 | Asian Crossroads
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.