Mug of European form with dragons, flowers, and birdsOn display
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Mug of European form with dragons, flowers, and birds
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, moulded, painted in iron-brown, and with polychrome enamels
Dimensions14.5 x 12.5 x 10.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of an anonymous benefactor, and the Story Fund, 2001.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 62 b on p. 77, p. 82, illus. p. 77