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Greenware octagonal stem cup with floral decoration

  • 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 octagonal cup flares from a sharp angle towards a wide mouth, and rests on a tall circular foot, which is hollowed out underneath and has a chamfered edge at the base. The centre inside is incised with a seven-petalled flower-head, the rim with a sketchy key-fret border; the outside shows a quickly incised flower spray on each facet with upright petals below, and long pendant petals with combed detail at the foot, below a double raised rib. The light yellowish-green glaze leaves the underside of the foot largely free, the biscuit has turned brick-red.

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