Porcelain saucer dish with flowersOn display
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Porcelain saucer dish with flowers
Date1360 - 1400
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in copper-red
Object typecontainer vessel dish saucer-dish
Dimensions2.4 cm (height)
19.6 cm (diameter)
at foot 12.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
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.