White ware vase with 'S'-shaped handlesOn display
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White ware vase with 'S'-shaped handles
Material and technique
porcelain, with bluish-white glaze (qingbai ware); unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions22.2 cm (height)
10.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.1 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
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.