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Black ware tea bowl with prunus under a crescent moon

  • 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

    The wide conical bowl has a very small flat centre inside and an unevenly shaped foot, with a groove around the lowest part of the sides and a low-cut footring. The piece is covered with a glossy dark brown glaze which on the inside has uneven reddish-brown suffusions and is decorated with a flowering branch, painted in simple strokes and dots under a crescent moon which is supported on a cloud. The painted design has turned partly dark brown, partly a café-au-lait colour. The glaze on the outside is suffused with a reddish brown. The base and area around the foot are left in the light buff-coloured biscuit.

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