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Basin with green glaze

  • loan

Glossary (3)

earthenware, glaze, lead glaze

  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.

  • glaze

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

  • lead glaze

    A glaze to which lead oxide is added as flux to lower its melting point.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The wide basin has shallow curved sides and a flat everted rim. There are two shallow steps towards the centre inside, and on the outside the flat base is slightly raised. The red earthenware is covered with a dark green glaze, applied in two layers, which is largely degraded through burial and has turned iridescent in places. In some areas around the unglazed base, where the glaze covers the red pottery in a single layer, it has fired a dark brown.

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