Cup with incised decorationOn display
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Cup with incised decoration
Material and technique
earthenware, with incised decoration under a brown lead glaze; sancai glaze inside; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions6.2 cm (height)
6.6 cm (diameter)
at foot 3.3 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 28 | Asian Crossroads
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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.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A glaze to which lead oxide is added as flux to lower its melting point.