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White ware bowl with phoenixes and floral decoration

  • 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 wide conical bowl has slightly rounded sides, a flat centre and a very low foot. The inside is moulded in relief with a central lotus spray with two blooms and a leaf, the sides show a pair of phoenixes between dense peonies, and a key-fret border below a plain band at the rim. The outside is plain. The somewhat opaque milky glaze has a bluish tinge and has degraded on some of the relief areas. It fully covers the piece, but the rim was left unglazed and is bound in a copper band, since the piece was fired upside down.

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