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Vase with copper-red glaze

  • loan

Glossary (2)

glaze, porcelain

  • glaze

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

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The vase has an ovoid body and a tall slender cylindrical neck, and rests on a wide, heavy foot with low footring. The outside is covered with a dark red glaze with blue highlights which adheres in thin vertical streaks over a straw-coloured glaze, leaving the pale glaze exposed at the rim and showing through on one side. The glaze probably adhered to the firing support and has been cut from the foot after firing, leaving the lowest part of the foot free. The footring and base are unglazed.

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