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Greenware bowl with peony decoration

  • 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 bowl has a fine conical profile, with slightly convex sides and flared rim, and a short tapering foot. The flat centre inside is incised with three curved petals with parallel veins, evoking a closed peony bud, and the sides show a band of peony leaves, enclosed by a horizontal line to leave a broad band at the rim plain. The outside is plain except for some accidental horizontal lines from turning. The translucent dark greyish-green glaze leaves the underside of the foot free, where six patches are visible from spurs.

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