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Black ware bowl with russet iron spots

  • loan



  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    Bowls of similar type have been discovered at the Cizhou kiln site at Guantai in Ci county, Hebei province; see Guantai Cizhou yaozhi/The Cizhou Kiln Site at Guantai, Beijing, 1997, col.pl.XXIX, fig.3, and pl.LXV, fig.1.

    The bowl has conical, slightly rounded sides and a flared rim. The straight foot is nearly solid, with an unevenly cut, shallow footring. The piece is covered on the inside and around the rim with a double layer of glaze, which has fired a deep black and is decorated with rust-brown spots, and with a single layer of glaze on the outside, which has fired brown, with an accidental black streak running down one side. The lowest part is unglazed, the light yellowish-brown body hidden by a dark brown dressing.

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