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The Barlow Collection

A select catalogue of the Barlow collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades by the University of Sussex (published Sussex, 2006).

The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

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Bowl with marbled decoration

  • loan
  • Literature notes

    The shallow bowl has curved sides, a flared rim and a splayed foot. It is made of beige-coloured and reddish-brown clays kneaded together, but the foot is made of brown clay only and appears to have been seperately added. The lowest part of the sides, where the foot was joined, are also covered with plain brown clay. The piece is glazed in a translucent honey-coloured tone, except for the base; the glaze has pooled to a glassy patch inside the bowl.
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (north) (place of creation)
    Date
    7th - 8th century AD (AD 601 - 800)
    Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
    Material and technique
    earthenware, hand-modelled, kneaded, and with transparent glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
    Dimensions
    4.4 cm (height)
    10.2 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
    LI1301.45
  • 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. C9

Glossary (2)

earthenware, glaze

  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.

  • glaze

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

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    • currently in research collection

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Publications online

  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The shallow bowl has curved sides, a flared rim and a splayed foot. It is made of beige-coloured and reddish-brown clays kneaded together, but the foot is made of brown clay only and appears to have been seperately added. The lowest part of the sides, where the foot was joined, are also covered with plain brown clay. The piece is glazed in a translucent honey-coloured tone, except for the base; the glaze has pooled to a glassy patch inside the bowl.
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