Small greenware bowl with slip decorationOn display
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Small greenware bowl with slip decoration
Datemid-12th century - 1st half of the 13th century
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
stoneware, with slip decoration under a green celadon glaze; glazed base; glazed rim, with gold lacquer repair
Dimensions4.5 cm (height)
12.3 cm (diameter)
at foot 6.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
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.
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.
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.