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White ware zhadou, or spittoon

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.


    • Second floor | Room 38 | China from 800

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    Xing and Ding kilns, both situated in Hebei province, made the finest white wares of the Tang dynasty (AD 618–907), and their products are not always easy to distinguish. The present piece has a particularly fine glaze of cream colour, and may have been made by the Ding kilns of Ding county, Hebei province.

    The finely potted piece has a low, broad pear-shaped body, rests on a slightly splayed, unevenly cut foot, and is surmounted by a wide funnel-shaped neck in form of a conical bowl with upturned rim and disc-shaped foot, with a very small opening into the vessel. The near-white stoneware body is covered with a cream-coloured glaze, which ends above the foot, leaving foot, base and the area around it in the biscuit.

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