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Changsha ware jar with loop handles

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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 ovoid jar is heavily potted, tapering to a short wide neck with flared rim, and a splayed solid foot with flat base. Two small loop handles with vertical groove are attached at the shoulder. The light grey body is covered with a white slip and bears a yellowish-green glaze with an overall crackle, the glaze ending above the foot, leaving foot and base free. The slip ends higher up, and the glaze has fired a more yellowish amber colour, where it adheres directly to the body. Both body and glaze have discoloured through exposure to red earth, and the glaze is flaking off in places.

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