Blue-and-white box with figures in a gardenOn display
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Blue-and-white box with figures in a garden
Associated peopleChenghua, Emperor of China (ruled 1465 - 1487) (named on object)
Datec. 1670 - 1710
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1661 - 1722)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensionswith lid 2.9 cm (height)
without lid 1.8 cm (height)
6.8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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.