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Greenware bowl and lid with lotus petals

  • 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

    Several covered bowls of this type had been included in a hoard, buried in Suining county, Sichuan province, presumably around the time the Mongols invaded the area, in 1234, and before the town fell, in 1242.

    The deep U-shaped bowl has a tapering foot and convex base, and is carved on the outside with overlapping lotus petals in relief. The rim and footring are unglazed and yellowish brown, the glaze is a watery, glossy bluish-green. One side has two rough patches, where the piece came in contact with something while still soft. The shallow domed cover has a slightly flared rim and a tiny knob, around which overlapping lotus petals are incised. The watery blue-green glaze leaves the rim area underside exposed in the bright red biscuit. The cover does not fit the bowl well, and may be slightly earlier in date.

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