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Bowl with blue glaze

  • loan

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable 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

    This piece is a classic example of the production of the Jun kilns in Juntai, Yu county, Henan province.

    The splendidly potted bowl has rounded sides, slightly curved inward towards the wide rim and resting on a neatly cut, small splayed foot. The piece is glazed in an opaque light blue, turning a translucent mushroom colour at the rim, and leaving the foot free, where the glaze ends in an uneven line. The base is covered with a patch of glaze, the biscuit has fired a yellowish brown. The glaze shows overall crazing and is slightly discoloured through burial.

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