White ware dish with foliated rimOn display
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White ware dish with foliated rim
Associated placeAsia China Fujian province (possible) (possible place of creation)Asia China Jiangxi province (possible) (possible place of creation)
Date10th century (AD 901 - 1000)
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
porcelain, with cut decoration on the rim, under a white glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions4.5 cm (height)
19.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
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.
Wood, Nigel, Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry and Recreation (London: A & C Black and University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1999), p. 50, illus. p. 50