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Cup with blue glaze

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1911 - 1968
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with opaque blue glaze
    5 cm (height)
    8.8 cm (diameter)
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    containervessel cup
    No. of items
    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. C252

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • 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

    This cup copies Song dynasty Jun ware, but does not conform to this ware in terms of its thick potting, shape of foot, glaze colour and texture.

    The small cup is thickly potted, especially near the foot, of rounded globular form with incurved rim, and has a splayed foot with deeply hollowed-out base. The glaze has a dull, matt greyish-blue appearance, with an overall crackle, fading to grey at the rim, and ending above the foot, leaving foot and base free. Part of foot and sides is covered with only a thin layer of greenish-brown glaze. The biscuit has fired a strong brown tone on the outside of the foot, and a greyish-buff colour underneath.

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