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Greenware dish with three carp and lotus petals

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, lacquer, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • lacquer

    Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.

  • 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 dish is finely shaped, with rounded sides, recessed base and everted, slightly sloping rim. The centre is applied with three carp, well modelled with eyes, lips, gills, scales, fins and tail clearly rendered. The sides of the dish are incised with a quickly sketched undulating scroll, the outside is carved with lotus petals in relief. The glaze is of greyish blue-green tone, the footring shows a brick-red biscuit, the rim has gilded repairs.

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