Spittoon with dragonsOn display
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Spittoon with dragons
Associated peopleZhengde, Emperor of China (ruled 1506 - 1521) (commissioner)
Material and technique
porcelain, with yellow and green glaze
Dimensions11.2 cm (height)
14.7 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.
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.