Box and lid with 'Hundred Boys' decorationOn display
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Box and lid with 'Hundred Boys' decoration
Date1650 - 1670
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels
Dimensionswith lid 14.5 cm (height)
without lid 8.4 cm (height)
22.6 cm (diameter)
at foot 13.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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.