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Greenware dish with floral decoration

  • 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 dish is deeply rounded and has a low tapering foot. It is finely carved with a central lotus spray with a stylized bloom and leaves emerging from a more naturalistically rendered lotus leaf at the bottom, all carved in slight relief with incised detail. The sides are incised with a formalized lotus scroll and a classic-scroll rim border, and another lotus scroll with a sketchy key-fret border on the outside. The yellowish-green glaze fully covers the piece except for a broad ring on the base where the piece was supported during firing. The biscuit has burnt a yellowish-brown and shows traces of the ring-shaped firing support.

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