Black ware vase with prunus sprayOn display
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Black ware vase with prunus spray
Date2nd half of the 12th century - 13th century
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
stoneware, with white slip decoration in reserve against a black iron glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions16.6 cm (height)
7.8 cm (diameter)
at foot 5.8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.