Blue-and-white vase with cloudy landscapeOn display
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Blue-and-white vase with cloudy landscape
Artist/makerCen Shen (AD 715 - 770) (author)
Material and technique
porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; iron-brown painting on the rim
Dimensions38.8 cm (height)
16.3 cm (diameter)
at base 14.7 cm (diameter)
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.