Blue-and-white beaker vase with warriors in a landscapeOn display
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Blue-and-white beaker vase with warriors in a landscape
Date1640 - 1650
Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period (1645 - 1661)
Material and technique
porcelain, thrown and luted together with slip, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions44 cm (height)
19 cm (diameter)
at base 14 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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.