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White ware dish and stand
Material and technique
porcelain, with white glaze; glazed base; glazed rim with gold lacquer repair
Dimensions7.5 cm (height)
11.6 cm (diameter)
at base 6.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980.
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.
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
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.