Porcelain spoon depicting Shou Lao, the god of longevityOn display
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Porcelain spoon depicting Shou Lao, the god of longevity
Date1800 - 1820
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue and red
Dimensions3.2 x 15.8 x 4.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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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.