Dish with swallows flying over bambooOn display
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Dish with swallows flying over bamboo
Associated peopleChenghua, Emperor of China (ruled 1465 - 1487) (named on object)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels
Dimensions3.1 cm (height)
15.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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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.