Blue-and-white tankard with European silver-gilt mountsOn display
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Blue-and-white tankard with European silver-gilt mounts
Datemounts late 17th century
mounts late 17th century
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; silver gilt mounts
Dimensionswith lid 22.8 x 14.9 x 9.2 cm max. (height x width x depth)
without lid 20.4 x 14.9 x 9.2 cm max. (height x width x depth)
lid 2.4 x 12.6 x 10.5 cm approx., max. (height x width x depth)
handle 11.3 cm max. (height)
internal 19 cm (height)
internal 8.7 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
Glossary of terms
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.