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White ware funerary jar and lid

  • loan

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

    Two similar jars excavated in Jinxian county, Jiangxi province, can be dated to 1170.

    The small ovoid jar has a thick everted foot and a short wide neck. The conical cover has a flat everted rim and a drop-shaped knob. The coarse beige-coloured ware is covered with a translucent glaze of bluish tinge, which pools to a clear, light blue where it forms a thicker layer. The glaze stops well above the foot, has been wiped from the rim of the jar but has run down into the neck, and leaves the underside of the cover free. The piece is undecorated. The glaze shows overall crazing.

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