Blue-and-white box and lid with lotus flowers, pomegranates, and chrysanthemumsOn display
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Blue-and-white box and lid with lotus flowers, pomegranates, and chrysanthemums
Date1662 - 1674
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1661 - 1722)
Material and technique
porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue and red
Dimensionswith lid 5.3 cm (height)
without lid 2.5 cm (height)
13.2 cm (diameter)
at base 7.4 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.