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White ware vase with floral and geometric decoration

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • 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.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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 vase has a wide globular body, tall neck and a tapering foot with very low footring. Two ring handles held by lozenge-shaped motifs are applied in relief on either side. The neck is incised with overlapping upright leaves, the shoulder with a lobed border with scroll motifs, the body with a dense chrysanthemum scroll with larger and smaller blooms, and the foot with a key-fret border with a band of petals and scroll motifs above it. The stoneware body is covered with an opaque cream-coloured glaze, the rim is bound in copper and may originally have been somewhat taller.

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