Jar with a bird on a prunus sprayOn display
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Jar with a bird on a prunus spray
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Material and technique
porcelain, covered with white glaze, and with painting in blue under a transparent glaze
Dimensions35.6 cm (height)
31 cm (diameter)
at base 16.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
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.