Dish in the form of an egretOn display
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Dish in the form of an egret
Material and technique
porcelain, mould-made, with underglaze painting in blue; gold lacquer repair
Dimensions3.5 x 18.6 x 14 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Imaizumi Yoshihiro, 1997.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
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.