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White ware meiping, or plum blossom, vase

  • 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 vase is of meiping shape, the slender body with tapering sides, a domed shoulder, narrow neck and everted rim. The base is recessed. The opaque pale grey glaze stops above the base and leaves the footring free, and has an overall dark-stained crackle. The footring shows a somewhat rough body which has obtained a pale reddish tinge, the rim is ground down and has been stained brown.

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