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Greenware bowl with lotus petals

  • 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

    This bowl, with narrower petals than the other lotus bowl in the Barlow Collection, [LI1301.193], is slightly later than date. Related bowls, excavated from tombs datable to 1274 and 1275, respectively, at the very end of the Southern Song period (1127–1279), have been excavated in Zhejiang province, but their production continued well into the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).

    The bowl has rounded, steeply conical sides and flares at the rim, the narrow foot tapers and the recessed base is pointed. The piece is heavily potted and carved on the outside with slender overlapping lotus petals in relief. The yellowish-green glaze fully covers the piece except for the footring which shows a reddish-brown biscuit.

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