Blue-and-white vase with scholars in a landscapeOn display
Contact us about this object
Blue-and-white vase with scholars in a landscape
Date1620 - 1630
Material and technique
porcelain, slab-built, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; silver stopper
Dimensions31.4 x 12.4 x 12.1 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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.