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White ware stem cup with petal decoration

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1911 - 1968
    Material and technique
    porcelain, thrown, with carved decoration under a bluish-white glaze (qingbai ware)
    8.4 cm (height)
    7.7 cm (diameter)
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    formed carved,
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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. C184

Glossary (2)

glaze, porcelain

  • 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.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    This piece may have been inspired by Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) stemcups, although it does not closely follow any early prototype. The potting, with the solid foot and stem, which makes the profile rather stolid, does not fit with an early dating, nor does the sparkling glaze.

    The piece is thickly potted, with a deep U-shaped cup, straight solid stem and everted domed foot with flat base. The outside is decorated with slender petals raised in relief, with curved everted tips. The glaze is glossy and bright, with a faint bluish tinge, the base is unglazed and the white body is discoloured yellowish-brown.

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