White ware jar with lotus leaf decorationOn display
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White ware jar with lotus leaf decoration
Date1st half of the 12th century
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
porcelain, with moulded decoration under a bluish-white glaze (qingbai ware); unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensionswith lid 7.4 cm (height)
without lid 5.5 cm (height)
7.7 cm (diameter)
at foot 4.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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.