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Greenware jar

  • 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 piece is roughly following a Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) design, but is very heavily potted, with a very coarse foot, and an uncommon glaze colour.

    The small globular jar has a low narrow neck with a rolled rim and a straight-cut foot. Two deeply incised grooves mark the edge between shoulder and sides. The opaque glaze is of grey-green colour, the base is glazed but the footring unglazed, showing a reddish-brown biscuit.

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