Blue-and-white ewer with European silver mountsOn display
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Blue-and-white ewer with European silver mounts
Datemounts late 18th century
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; silver mounts
Dimensions21.3 x 19 x 10.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
width and depth at foot 21.3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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.