Faceted jar with green glazeOn display
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Faceted jar with green glaze
Date1620 - 1640
Material and technique
porcelain, with green celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair
Dimensions18.5 cm (height)
15 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 1987.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
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.
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. 9b (colour)