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White ware bowl with wild geese

  • loan

Glossary (2)

glaze, porcelain

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The rounded bowls are sturdily potted, with a thick, straight-cut foot. The insides are moulded in relief with a pair of wild geese in flight between four cloud motifs, and the characters fu (‘happiness’) and lu (‘prosperity’) on opposite sides, with a classic scroll border surrounding the scene. The outsides are decorated with a comb-like instrument with five large petal panels above the foot and a scroll border at the rim. The white glaze is smooth and somewhat milky, the base, inside and underside of the footring are left in the biscuit which is stained a pale orange tone. Both bowls have grit adhering on the outside of the foot.

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