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Trumpet vase with panels depicting temple buildings among trees
Date1701 - 1720
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue, and overglaze enamels in iron-red and gold, partly covered in black lacquer, with urushi-e lacquer painting in gold, and inlaid with mother-of-pearl
Dimensions62 cm (height)
30 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Elias Ashmole Trust, and the Story Fund, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
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.
Christopher Brown, ‘The Burlington Magazine, Acquisitions (1998-2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 1139, (2014)