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Black ware vase with foliated rim

  • 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

    A fragment of a similarly shaped black-glazed vase was discovered at the Yaozhou kiln site of Shaanxi province (see Songdai Yaozhou yaozhi/The Yaozhou Kiln Site of the Song Period, Beijing, 1998, pl.CXXVI, fig.2), but pieces of this type were also made elsewhere.

    The slender vase is elegantly potted, with a wide shoulder tapering to a trumpet-shaped ‘mock’ foot, set off with a ridge, and surmounted by a slender flared neck with wavy down-curved rim. The buff-coloured body bears a highly glossy pitch-black glaze, which turns brown at the ridge, where it is thinner, and leaves the low rounded footring and base free, with grit adhering.

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