Dish with dragons under a cobalt-blue glazeOn display
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Dish with dragons under a cobalt-blue glaze
Associated peopleKangxi, Emperor of China (ruled 1661 - 1722) (commissioner)
Material and technique
porcelain, with incised decoration under a cobalt-blue glaze
Dimensions4.2 cm (height)
25.1 cm (diameter)
at foot 16 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Gaspard Farrer through The Art Fund, 1946.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
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.