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White ware jar with loop handles

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.

  • 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 small jar has a rounded body with a low, broad, slightly splayed foot and a pointed base. Two loop handles are attached on either side of the straight neck. The rough, light grey body is thickly covered with white slip and with an opaque, nearly colourless glaze, which has an overall dark-stained crackle. Glaze and slip leave the lowest part of the sides, foot and base free, the slip reaching down somewhat further than the glaze. An iron-brown spot is placed onto each handle. The glaze is worn at the rim, where the slip is now exposed.

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