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Greenware jar with loop handles

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • 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.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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

    The very low shape, non-functional handles, heavy potting and unusual glaze suggest that the piece is a modern reproduction. The piece may be inspired by small handled jars of the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), as they are known from the Longquan kilns of Zhejiang province.

    The piece is very heavily potted, of depressed form, the sloping shoulder with a short rounded rim and two narrow loop handles, the lower part tapering towards a small concave base. The thick, light green glaze is of opaque milky tone and fills the openings of the handles, but leaves the base exposed in the beige-coloured biscuit, which shows a firing crack.

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