Blue-and-white stem cup with a dragon and flowerOn display
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Blue-and-white stem cup with a dragon and flower
Date2nd half of the 14th century
Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Material and technique
porcelain, with slip decoration and underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions9.5 cm (height)
9.4 cm (diameter)
at foot 3.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
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.