Water jar surmounted by a shishi, or lion dogOn display
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Water jar surmounted by a shishi, or lion dog
Material and technique
porcelain, with modelled and incised decoration, and underglaze painting in blue
Dimensionswith lid 27 cm (height)
without lid 20.5 cm (height)
22 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by David Hyatt King, in recognition of the work of Peter Swann, 1982.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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.