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Greenware vase with ribbed decoration

  • 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

    Bottles of various sizes, related to the present pair, have been recovered from a hoard in Suining county Sichuan province, presumably buried around the time the Mongols invaded the area, in 1234, and before the town fell, in 1242.

    The small pear-shaped vases have a low depressed body on a wide straight foot, and a tall slender neck, slightly tapering towards the wide everted, incurved rim. The neck has two raised ribs like bamboo nodes, and the body three further raised ribs around the shoulder. The matt blue-green glaze is thickly applied, leaving only the footring free. The stoneware has turned a reddish brown where it was exposed in the firing, and is grey where it was covered with glaze.

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