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Cizhou ware cup and stand with dotted florets

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Glossary (3)

glaze, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.

  • 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

    Small vessels with similar dotted decoration have been discovered at the main Cizhou kiln site at Guantai in Ci county, Hebei province; see Guantai Cizhou yaozhi/The Cizhou Kiln Site at Guantai, Beijing, 1997, col.pl.XX, fig.2, and pl.XIX, fig.2.

    The cup has conical, slightly rounded sides with a flared rim and a tall, straight foot; the stand is shaped like a dish, with a similar tall, straight foot, a raised rim and a pierced centre with a thin curved edge to support the cup. The cream-coloured stoneware appears to be slipped and is decorated in brown with simple dotted florets inside the cup and around the stand, under a transparent glaze. The lowest part of the cup is unglazed and the glaze has flaked off in one area on the outside; the stand is mainly unglazed on the inside and underside.

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