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Vase with grape vine
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue and iron-brown
Dimensions39.7 cm (height)
38 cm (diameter)
at foot 15.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Mr and Mrs K. R. Malcolm, in memory of their son John Malcolm, Scholar of Worcester College, 1974.
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.
Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 77 on p. 77, illus. p. 76 fig. 77
Chung, Minh, Korean Treasures: Rare Books, Manuscripts and Artefacts in the Bodleian Libraries and Museums of Oxford University (Oxford: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2011), p. 79, fig. 57 on p. 78