Greenware bowl with ducks amid wavesOn display
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Greenware bowl with ducks amid waves
Date2nd half of the 11th century - early 12th century
Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1127)
Material and technique
stoneware, thrown, with incised and combed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions4.3 cm (height)
16.6 cm (diameter)
at foot 4.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
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 made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.
Wood, Nigel, Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry and Recreation (London: A & C Black and University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1999), p. 115, illus. p. 115