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Ge ware dish with foliated rim

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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

    Glazes of this colour and this type of crackle are generally known a ge ware. Unlike other terms for Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) stonewares, such as Jun or Ding, which designate a production area, ge is a collector’s term and was not in use in the Song dynasty.

    The piece is heavily potted, with angled everted sides, the rim is slightly flared and six times indented, the narrow foot slightly tapering and the base deeply recessed. The glaze is of yellowish-beige colour on the inside and stained a reddish brown on the outside, covered with an overall crackle with black and brown veins, the foot is neatly finished and shows a brown body.

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