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Jar with octagonal spout

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Glossary (4)

earthenware, glaze, luted, slip

  • 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.

  • 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.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The globular jar is well potted, resting on a splayed foot, the rim is emphasized by a flange, and a short tapering octagonal spout is attached at the shoulder. The beige-coloured earthenware bears a white slip and the outside is covered with a deep cobalt-blue glaze, including rim and spout, but ending half-way down the sides and running down further in streaks. Seven white patches are reserved around the shoulder, each with a yellow splash on the transparent glaze, and the inside is glazed in a bright amber-yellow.

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