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Tripod vessel in the style of Guan ware

  • loan

Glossary (2)

glaze, porcelain

  • glaze

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

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    This miniature vessel copies the celebrated crackled guan (‘official’) wares of the Song dynasty (AD 960–1279).

    The piece is of depressed globular form, with a wide circular opening, the sides densely lobed and resting on three tiny dot-shaped feet. The piece is covered with a grey glaze with a stained crackle, the feet are unglazed and show a black body.

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