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Black ware tea bowl with phoenixes

  • 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 bowl is of wide rounded form and has a groove for better handling below the rim outside, and an almost solid, straight narrow foot with shallow, unevenly cut footring. The dark brown glaze reaches only halfway down the sides, the unglazed part being covered with a reddish-brown dressing. The base and footring are unglazed and show the coarse yellowish-beige ware. The inside is painted in a milky yellowish-brown tone with a pair of phoenixes and two butterflies circling round a central flower-head.

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