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Black ware bowl with 'oil spot' glazes

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (north) (place of creation)
    1911 - 1968
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with black and brown iron glazes
    3.9 cm (height)
    11.8 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. C115



  • 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 imitates a Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) piece with an ‘oil spot’ glaze, but the glaze and shape of the foot are untypical of Song pieces.

    The thick-walled bowl has low curved sides with a small domed centre, and a thick rounded rim; the straight foot is nearly solid, with an uneven shallow footring. The black glaze has an overall pattern of small brown dots of uneven size. On one side near the rim there is an uneven patch where the glaze was damaged before firing. The lowest part, foot and base are unglazed, the biscuit of buff colour.

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