Vase with birds, flowers, and rocksOn display
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Vase with birds, flowers, and rocks
Associated peopleKangxi, Emperor of China (ruled 1661 - 1722) (commissioner)
Material and technique
porcelain, slab-built and thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue and red; celadon glaze
Dimensionsdepth at base 49.8 x 14.8 x 11.5 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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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.
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.