Saucer with Japanese picnic sceneOn display
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Saucer with Japanese picnic scene
Date1st half of the 18th century
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels
Dimensions2.3 cm (height)
13 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 2007.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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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.