Vase with waves and horsesOn display
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Vase with waves and horses
Date1600 - 1670
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels (wucai decoration)
Dimensionswith lid 39 cm (height)
without lid 30.5 cm (height)
24.3 cm (diameter)
at base 17.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
Glossary of terms
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.