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White ware bottle

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (north) (place of creation)
    7th century AD (AD 601 - 700)
    Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with white glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
    25.5 cm (height)
    11.8 cm (diameter)
    at foot 7.4 cm (diameter)
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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. C148

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

    In its outline, this bottle follows a metal form, the even egg-shaped body supported on a straight, nearly solid foot, with a concave base and a low, broad footring, the tall, slender neck separated from the shoulder by a raised rib and flaring to a wide mouth. The smooth cream-coloured stoneware bears a finely crackled, transparent glaze of yellowish tinge, which leaves the lowest part exposed in the biscuit.

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