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Greenware vase with peony scroll 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 pear-shaped vase tapers to a very slender, waisted neck with flared rim, flanked by two tubular lugs, and rests on a thick, slightly splayed foot. The body is carved in shallow relief with a continuous peony scroll with a large bloom on each side, framed by a curling stem of leaves, with two further leafy stems curling in the opposite direction under each handle. The light yellowish-green glaze covers the whole piece except for the footring, which shows a coarse buff-coloured biscuit.

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