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Black ware vase with 'tea-dust' glazes

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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 well-potted vase is of wide pear shape, the bulging body tapering to a narrow trumpet-shaped neck with slightly emphasized rim flange. The glaze is of matt olive brown, reminiscent of tea dust, leaving the lowest part of the sides, foot and base exposed in the dark brown biscuit. The sides are decorated in dark brown with two quickly sketched floral sprigs around the widest part, with a row of simple dots above, all enclosed between double lines. The base has a firing crack.

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