Blue-and-white tankard with Swedish silver mountsOn display
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Blue-and-white tankard with Swedish silver mounts
Associated peopleCharles XI, King of Sweden (ruled 1660 - 1697) (named on object)
Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1628 - 1644)
Material and technique
porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; handle luted to the tankard with slip; silver mounts
Dimensions24.3 cm max. (height)
with handle 13.5 cm (width)
10 cm (diameter)
at base 10 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.