Discovering Asia's ceramic development

Basic types of pottery

Pottery of different types and origins made up much of the cargo of each ship. The most important types to be shown in the exhibition are:

Pot from the 'Longquan', diameter 16.5cm
Sukhothai ring-handled jar from the 'Turiang', height 12cm
Sisatchanalai plate from the 'Royal Nanhai', diameter 31cm
Chinese tea bowl from the 'Desaru', height 11cm
Earthenware, unglazed
Stoneware, decorated in black under a clear glaze
Stoneware, with celadon glaze
Porcelain, with blue-and-white glaze

Not all blue-and-white is porcelain; cobalt blue decoration under a clear glaze may also be used on stoneware.

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