Blue-and-white ink box with man riding a horseOn display
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Blue-and-white ink box with man riding a horse
Date1640 - 1700
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue and red
Dimensionswith lid 6.9 cm (height)
without lid 3.8 cm (height)
at foot 7.5 cm (diameter)
13.4 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.