Blue-and-white stem cup with a dragon and cloudsOn display
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Blue-and-white stem cup with a dragon and clouds
Date2nd half of the 14th century
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; unglazed base
Dimensions14.7 cm (height)
16.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 6.7 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by P. H. Wikramaratna, in memory of his wife Nancy, 2007.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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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.
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.