Square dish with flowersOn display
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Square dish with flowers
Associated peopleJiajing, Emperor of China (ruled 1522 - 1567) (commissioner)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and glaze decoration in yellow
Dimensions5.2 x 23.7 x 23.6 cm max. (height x width x depth)
width and depth at foot 5.2 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Frank Brangwyn, 1950.
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.