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Huozhou ware bowl

  • 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 Huozhou kilns of Shanxi province made fine copies of Ding ware. Their wares are easily recognizable, however, by the small spurs of white clay, on which they were fired, and which tend to adhere to the pieces. Fragments from the kiln site were included in the exhibition Kiln Sites of Ancient China, The British Museum, London, 1980, cat.nos 467-74.

    The bowl is thinly potted, with straight conical sides, and a very small flat centre inside, resting on a straight, nearly solid foot with low, broad footring. The sides show horizontal lines from trimming. The near-white body is covered with a thin cream-coloured glaze, leaving foot, base and an area around it free. The footring has remains of three white dot-shaped spurs adhering.

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