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White ware bowl with lotus 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 conical bowl has slightly convex sides with six thin engraved radiating indents on the outside, the rim cut into faintly lobed shape to match, and the distinct flat centre impressed by a mould after the engraving had been done. The inside is incised with a lotus spray with two blooms, stylized leaves and an arrow-head plant, all finely executed in single and double outlines, with a thin line inside outlining the rim. The near-white body is covered with a cream-coloured transparent glaze which runs down in darker yellow-tinged streaks on the outside, fully covers foot and base, but leaves the rim free.

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