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White ware vase in the style of Dehua ware

  • 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 cream-glazed crackled ware were formerly compared to Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) Ding ware from Hebei province, and on account of their softer body became known as tu Ding (‘earthen Ding’). They are probably, however, not copying earlier Ding but contemporary Dehua wares made somewhat further north in the same province, which are renowned for their fine white porcelain.

    The tall slender vase is very heavily potted, with an ovoid body, wide, slightly waisted neck and a thick, straight foot. The body which has stained to a buff colour, is covered with a thick opaque cream-coloured glaze with an overall fine-meshed crackle, which in places has reddish-brown stains.

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