Greenware spittoon with square mouthOn display
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Greenware spittoon with square mouth
Date10th century (AD 901 - 1000)
Material and technique
stoneware, thrown, with hand-modelled lip, and with a green glaze; glazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions11.2 cm (height)
at mouth 15.3 cm max. (width)
12 cm (diameter)
at base 7.3 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
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.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.