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White ware vase with a dragon and tiger

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, luted, porcelain

  • glaze

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

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.

  • 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 Green Dragon and the White Tiger are considered as rulers over the East and the West, respectively.

    The pear-shaped vase stands on a trumpet-shaped foot with convex base and a flat-cut footring. The flaring neck has a protruding angular rim, and two simple curved handles on either side. The body shows clear luting lines at the neck, shoulder, widest part of the body and between body and foot, and the upper part is decorated with a dragon and a tiger in relief, the former in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the latter with a small plant in front of it. The light yellowish-buff stoneware is visible at the lowest part of the sides, foot and base, the rest is covered with a transparent green-tinged glaze with distinct crazing.

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