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Greenware wine jar and cup 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 baluster-shaped jars have a short straight neck, and a narrow flared foot with a thick footring with chamfered edge and a slightly domed base. The steep, domed covers have a slightly raised flat circular area on top, which makes them usable upside down as cups. The vessels are heavily potted and thinly incised with a flower scroll with two four-petalled blooms around the shoulder, and again around the body, with tall, slender overlapping lotus petals below. The covers are decorated with a floret on top, surrounded by spiralling petals and a lotus scroll around the sides, all sketchily incised and nearly hidden under the thick yellowish-green glaze. The footring of the jars is unglazed and the inside bottom of the cups has also been wiped free of glaze, the biscuit having fired a yellowish brown.

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