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Box and cover

Box and cover

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    8th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:

    C.13&A-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case B, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Sancai box and cover. Flattened circular form with green glaze on the top strewn with plum-blossom ornaments in neutral glaze with brown centres. The sides have neutral glaze mottled with green, yellow and brown.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

8th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.3 cm

Descriptive line

Box and cover, earthenware with coloured lead glazes; China, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flower (plum)

Categories

Containers; Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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