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Vase with blue glaze

  • 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

    Wares of this type, which resemble Jun wares of Henan, but are less fine in material and less distinctive in their shapes, are often called ‘soft Jun’ wares. Their precise dating and origin are not yet known.

    The small vase has a nearly globular body with a low broad foot and a wide, slightly splayed neck with a thickened rim flange. A thick milky-blue glaze covers the outside, adhering in uneven layers with thick drops and pooling around the foot. Inside, the glaze ends at the neck, the base is thinly glazed and the footring unglazed, showing the yellowish body.

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