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Bowl with flange in the form of a crescent

  • 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

    This piece follows a foreign metal shape, supposedly made to be suspended from the saddle.

    The strongly potted, well-rounded bowl rests on a small flat base and has a horizontal crescent-shaped flange on one side below the rim, originally with a ring handle underneath, that is now broken off. The piece is fully covered with an opaque, light-blue milky glaze, which turns a translucent buff colour at the rims, where it runs thin. The base shows three prominent spur marks from the firing supports. The glaze is slightly discoloured through burial.

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