Blue-and-white dish with the Portuguese arms of PintoOn display
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Some of the earliest armorial porcelain was made for Spanish and Portuguese customers.
Blue-and-white dish with the Portuguese arms of Pinto
Date1680 - 1690
Qing Dynasty (1645 - 1911)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions3.7 cm (height)
20.8 cm (diameter)
at foot 12.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by E. C. Rouse, 1962.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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.