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Greenware box and lid

  • 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

    Boxes were not always fired with their covers in place, especially in manufactories producing large quantities. They were also often packed separately in shipments, to be assembled only after delivery. The present box and cover are well matched in shape and material, but may have been fired in different parts of the kiln and therefore differ in colour.

    The piece has slightly rounded tapering sides, a strongly domed top, and a straight foot with shallow footring. It is undecorated except for a carved groove around the top. The very thin olive-green glaze has turned milky blue where it adheres in a thicker layer, but has patches of strong crazing and brown discolouration. The rims of both pieces were wiped free of glaze before firing, the base and most of the footring are glazed, the latter showing marks from the firing supports.

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