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Cup with fish and a crab

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, porcelain, slip

  • glaze

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

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.

  • slip

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


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The rounded cups have a small tapering foot with recessed base which is domed on the inside. The inside is moulded in slip relief with a central design of a crab above waves below clouds and the sides with four different fish between clusters of lotus and arrow-head emerging from a band of undulating waves. The glaze has a bluish tinge, the rim is dressed in a bright orange-brown, the outsides are plain and only the underside of the footring unglazed. The walls are highly translucent.

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