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Cizhou type white ware bowl with striped decoration

  • 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 rounded bowl has everted sides and a flared, down-curved rim. The foot is very low and broad. The coarse reddish-brown stoneware body bears a white slip and a transparent glaze and has been painted under the glaze in iron-brown with thin concentric lines inside in the centre and at the rim, and with dots of brown on the rim itself. The uppermost part of the outside is covered in brown slip, with further brown and white bands below. The transparent glaze leaves part of the slip on the outside free, and the lowest part, foot and base are exposed in the biscuit. The footring shows five white patches from large firing supports, with remains of grit, and corresponding patches of fine grit appear on the inside.

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