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White ware ewer and lid surmounted by a lion

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Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, porcelain, slip

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The piece, which may have been inspired by qingbai stonewares of the Song dynasty (AD 960–1279), does not follow Song wares in its angular silhouette, its overly curled handle, its thin spout, and its poor drawing.

    The piece has a globular body and a tubular neck with an everted angular rim, and a straight foot with an everted angular section at the bottom. The flat strap handle shows three grooves and has a curled-up terminal, the thin spout is slightly curved. The stepped pyramidal cover has a lion as knob. Each side is incised with a clump of lotus with a bird perched on one leaf, the rim shows a key-fret border. The stoneware is covered with a blue-tinged glaze and has fired a yellowish tone at the rim, the base, and the underside of the cover, where it remained unglazed.

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