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Bowl with dragons among clouds

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    Date
    1911 - 1940
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with moulded decoration under a pinkish-brown glaze
    Dimensions
    8.5 cm (height)
    21.3 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
    LI1301.254
  • 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. C246

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.1200-1300ā°c and is often buff or grey in colour.

Location

    • currently in research collection

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Publications online

  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    Although in its form and design this bowl copies white Song (AD 960ā€“1279) prototypes, no such glaze colour existed during that period.

    The sides of this conical bowl are faintly rounded outside and very straight inside, with a flat centre. The inside is moulded with a central rosette emitting spiralling flames, the sides with a pair of five-clawed dragons among clouds and the rim with a key-fret border. The outside is plain. The opaque milky glaze has an intense pink tinge overall, the unglazed base and footring are covered with a purplish-red dressing.
  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    Although in its form and design this bowl copies white Song (AD 960ā€“1279) prototypes, no such glaze colour existed during that period.

    The sides of this conical bowl are faintly rounded outside and very straight inside, with a flat centre. The inside is moulded with a central rosette emitting spiralling flames, the sides with a pair of five-clawed dragons among clouds and the rim with a key-fret border. The outside is plain. The opaque milky glaze has an intense pink tinge overall, the unglazed base and footring are covered with a purplish-red dressing.

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