Dish in the form of a peachOn display
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Dish in the form of a peach
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions7 x 27 x 26 cm irregular, max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Motosuke Imaizumi, 1987.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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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.
Impey, Oliver, The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford Oriental Monographs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), p. xi, pl. 10a (colour)