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Porcelain ewer in the form of a Tibetan monk's cap

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    Date
    1700 - 1720
    Qing Dynasty (1645 - 1911)
    Associated people
    Xuande, Emperor of China (ruled 1426 - 1435) (named on object)
    Material and technique
    porcelain, with copper-red glaze
    Dimensions
    20.5 x 20 x 13.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    depth at foot 20.5 x 20 x 8.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    Material index
    Technique index
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    No. of items
    2
    Credit line
    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
    Accession no.
    EA1978.2073
  • Further reading

    Vickers, Michael, Oliver Impey, and James Allan, From Silver to Ceramic: The Potter's Debt to Metalwork in the Graeco-Roman, Oriental and Islamic Worlds (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1986), pl. 60

Glossary (2)

glaze, porcelain

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • porcelain

    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.

Location

    • Second floor | Room 38 | China from 800

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