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White ware bowl and lid with lotus petal 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

    The small U-shaped bowl has a low straight foot, the domed cover has an everted rim and a small stalk-like knob. The bowl is carved with overlapping lotus petals on the outside, the cover is matchingly decorated with radiating petals around the knob. Both pieces are made of off-white stoneware, covered with an ivory-coloured glaze of smooth texture, which has pooled to a yellowish glassy layer on the rim of the cover. The bowl has an unglazed patch inside, an unglazed rim and a largely unglazed foot which has grit adhering; the rim which holds the cover in place is also free of glaze.

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