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Black ware bowl with russet iron splashes

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1911 - 1968
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with brown and russet iron glazes
    6.5 cm (height)
    11 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
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    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. C163



  • 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 copies a Song dynasty tea bowl, but its form is much less practical than that of the typical Song pieces, its tiny foot making it unstable, its incurved rim difficult to hold. The glaze splashes are too regularly applied and it is unusual for a Song piece of this type to have the same pattern on the inside and outside.

    With steep conical sides, an incurved rim, the bowl rests on a tiny straight foot with deeply recessed base. The glaze is of dark brown colour, strongly mottled on the outside, fading to a transparent light brown at the rim, and decorated with a regular pattern of radiating rust-brown splashes inside and outside. The base and footring are unglazed, the body of buff colour.

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