Tea set for sencha Chinese tea ceremony, with design of peachesOn display
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Tea set for sencha Chinese tea ceremony, with design of peaches
Artist/makerMiyagawa Kōzan (1842 - 1916) (potter)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue and red
Dimensionseach bowl 4.5 x 7.4 cm (height x width)
water pourer 6.5 x 14 x 5 cm (height x width x depth)
teapot 9 x 11.2 x 10.5 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by David and Anne Hyatt King, through The Art Fund, 2014.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 36 | Japan from 1850
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.