Moon jar with white glazeOn display
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Moon jar with white glaze
Date1680 - 1720
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Material and technique
porcelain, with white glaze
Dimensions50.3 cm (height)
48.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Lady Sansom, in memory of her husband Sir George Sansom, 1965.
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.
Chung, Minh, Korean Treasures: Rare Books, Manuscripts and Artefacts in the Bodleian Libraries and Museums of Oxford University (Oxford: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2011), p. 77, fig. 56 on p. 77