Blue-and-white dish with Jade RabbitOn display
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Blue-and-white dish with Jade Rabbit
Associated placeAsia China Jiangxi province Jingdezhen Jingdezhen kilns (place of creation)
Material and technique
porcelain, with decoration in reserve against underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions2.7 cm (height)
16.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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.
Impey, Oliver, The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford Oriental Monographs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), pp. xiv, 62 & 91, illus. p. 63 fig. 52