Small ewer with handleOn display
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Small ewer with handle
Material and technique
earthenware, with sancai glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions6.7 cm (height)
from handle to spout 7.1 cm (width)
6.6 cm (diameter)
at foot 3.8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 28 | Asian Crossroads
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Wood, N., and others, ‘A Technological Examination of Ninth-Tenth Century AD Abbasid Blue-and-White Ware from Iraq, and its Comparisons with Eighth Century AD Chinese Blue-and-White Sancai Ware’, Archaeometry, 49/4, (2007), pp. 670, 676 & 677, illus. p. 671 fig. 2(e)