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White ware dish with pomegranates and children

  • 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 combination of small boys and pomegranates in this design designates the wish for many children, pomegranates being a symbol of fecundity on account of their many seeds.

    The dish is very heavily potted, with a thick footring. The inside is moulded in relief with a central medallion with three fish among waves, surrounded by a band with two boys among lotus between pomegranate motifs, and a dotted border. The moulding is not very crisp. The blue-tinged glaze leaves the rim and part of the footring and base free, the biscuit has an orange tinge around the edge of the glaze.

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