Blue-and-white winepot surmounted by kylin, or horned creatureOn display
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Blue-and-white winepot surmounted by kylin, or horned creature
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; handle and spout luted to the winepot with slip; silver mounts
Dimensions19.5 cm (height)
with spout 19.4 cm (width)
15.1 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
The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
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.