Greenware circular box and lid with peony decorationOn display
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Greenware circular box and lid with peony decoration
Date10th century (AD 901 - 1000)
Five Dynasties Period (AD 907 - 960)
Material and technique
stoneware, with incised decoration under a green glaze; glazed base; glazed rim
Dimensionswith lid 4.7 cm (height)
without lid 3.2 cm (height)
12.5 cm (diameter)
at base 6.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.