Blue-and-white dish with a kylin, or horned creatureOn display
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Blue-and-white dish with a kylin, or horned creature
Date2nd half of the 14th century
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions7.7 cm (height)
45.7 cm (diameter)
at foot 31 cm estimated (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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.
Garner, Harry, Oriental Blue and White, Faber Monographs on Pottery and Porcelain (London: Faber and Faber, 1954), p. 17, pl. 8a