Hexagonal box with cherry blossomsOn display
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Hexagonal box with cherry blossoms
Date18th century (1701 - 1800)
Material and technique
earthenware, with pierced decoration, and underglaze painting in blue and black
Dimensionswith lid 9 cm (height)
without lid 5.5 cm (height)
17.5 cm max. (diameter)
No. of items
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
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.