White ware dish with floral decorationOn display
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The technique of firing on the rim, upside-down (fu shao) was developed in the north for local kiln design, and adopted at southern kilns.
White ware dish with floral decoration
Material and technique
porcelain, with incised decoration under a bluish-white glaze (qingbai ware); glazed base, unglazed rim
Dimensions2.5 cm (height)
14.2 cm (diameter)
at foot 11 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.