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Incense burner with three feet

  • loan

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

    The small vessel has a depressed globular body, narrow neck and everted rim with slightly raised edge and stands on three bulging pointed legs. A circular area at the base is somewhat recessed and shows a small firing crack. The opaque milky-blue glaze fades to an almost colourless translucent appearance at the edges of the rim, around the shoulder and on the legs, and adheres in a thick layer of intense colour inside the neck. The outside is decorated with two bright purplish-pink splashes. The inside is unglazed and shows the yellowish-brown biscuit, the tips of the legs are broken off and show that under the glaze the body fired grey.

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