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White ware bowl with 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 piece copies Ding ware of the Northern Song dynasty (AD 960–1127), but the opaque glaze is very different from the original.

    With wide conical sides, slightly flaring towards the rim, and a narrow, somewhat splayed foot, the piece is decorated on the outside with an incised flower-scroll border between a band of petal panels and a border of ruyi heads in relief around the rim. The off-white body is covered with an opaque cream-coloured glaze with a grainy surface, which largely obliterates the design. The inside appears to be plain.

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