Beaker vase with a seated official receiving a messengerOn display
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Beaker vase with a seated official receiving a messenger
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels
Dimensions41.3 cm (height)
19.7 cm (diameter)
at base 14.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980.
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.