Blue-and-white vase with figures on a balconyOn display
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Blue-and-white vase with figures on a balcony
Date1662 - 1674
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1661 - 1722)
Material and technique
porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions25.5 cm (height)
11.7 cm (diameter)
at base 8.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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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.