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White ware dish with floral decoration

  • 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

    The rounded dish rests on a short straight foot. The inside is moulded in low relief with a very dense floral design, showing a central panel of waterplants, with a lotus flower and leaf flanked by stems of arrow-head and surrounded by four clumps of lotus alternating with reeds and small five-petalled flowers, all surrounded by a key-fret border and a broad band with a dense brocade-like peony design, consisting of fully opened blooms, buds and leaves, enclosed by a double line at the rim. The outside is plain. The piece is covered with a thin ivory-tinged glaze, which on the outside has run towards the rim forming darker ‘tears’, since the piece was fired upside down. Both rim and footring are unglazed, showing the off-white body.

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