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Bowl with blue and purple glazes

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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

    Jun wares of this type are not known with overall purple glazes and the piece must have been refired in modern times, with copper added to the original light blue glaze of a typical Jun ware bowl, such as [LI1301.355] in the Barlow Collection.

    Heavily potted, the rounded bowl has a slightly inturned rim and a low, narrow, thick foot. The inside and outside are fully covered with an intense deep purple-coloured glaze, with three faint streaks of blue running down the inside and further bluish markings overall. The base bears a green glaze and the foot was partly left free of glaze and has fired a yellowish-brown.

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