Blue-and-white jar with birds, rocks, and flowering branchesOn display
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Blue-and-white jar with birds, rocks, and flowering branches
Date1650 - 1660
Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period (1645 - 1661)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions22.7 cm (height)
21.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 12 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.