Blue-and-white box with figures in a gardenOn display
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Blue-and-white box with figures in a garden
Associated peopleWanli, Emperor of China (ruled 1573 - 1620) (commissioner)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensionswith lid 11 cm (height)
without lid 6.5 cm (height)
22.7 cm (diameter)
at base 17.4 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.
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.