Blue-and-white brush pot with demons in a riverOn display
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Blue-and-white brush pot with demons in a river
Date1630 - 1640
Material and technique
porcelain, with incised decoration and underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions21 cm (height)
20.5 cm (diameter)
at base 18.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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.
Lane, Arthur, ‘Ceramics’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society 1955-57, 30, (1955-1957), no. 76, p. 31, pl. 41 fig. 148