Bottle with butterflies and flowersOn display
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Bottle with butterflies and flowers
Material and technique
porcelain, engraved, and with painting in blue, under a tenmoku glaze, and with splashed brown glaze decoration
Dimensions26 cm (height)
9.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Yoshihiro and Noriko Imaizuki, in honour of Dr Oliver Impey, 2003.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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.
An iron glaze from Tianmu shan, a Chinese temple complex.