Greenware vase in double-gourd formOn display
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Greenware vase in double-gourd form
Material and technique
stoneware, individual sections thrown separately and luted together with slip; slip-trailed decoration under a green celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair
Dimensions26 cm (height)
15 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Ian James McMullen, 2008.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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.