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Glazed bowl with lotus scroll 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 bowl has rounded conical sides with a flared rim and a low straight foot. The inside is incised with a lotus scroll with a bloom, leaf and stems of arrow-head, all with quickly incised outlines and combed details. The centre and outside are undecorated. The dark buff ware is covered with a pale yellowish celadon glaze, which leaves the rough body exposed at the foot and base. The rim is bound in copper.

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