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Ding type bowl with floral decoration

  • loan

Glossary (3)

Ding, glaze, stoneware

  • Ding

    A Chinese bronze tripod ritual cooking vessel. Also a type of white porcelain from Northern China.

  • 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 bowl is very heavily potted, the rounded conical sides turned in at the rim, the low straight foot with a recessed base and a high footring. The inside is incised with a lotus spray, engraved in a swirling movement, with double and single outlines, in imitation of Ding ware, the outside is plain. The fairly rough, off-white stoneware is covered with a transparent glaze, leaving impurities in the body to show through. The footring is unglazed.

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