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Greenware dish with foliated rim

  • 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

    Crackled glazes were often created deliberately, but the crazing on this piece appears to be accidental. Crazing appears as the vessel cools after firing, if the glaze contracts more than the body. Crackled wares were rarely otherwise decorated.

    The dish is very heavily made, with rounded sides, barbed everted rim and narrow tapering foot. The centre is incised with a lotus spray within double rings, nearly hidden under the thick, foamy and strongly crackled green glaze. The sides may also be incised but the design is obscured by the glaze. The base and inside of the footring are largely free of glaze and have fired brown, and a piece from the firing support is adhering to a small patch of glaze.

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