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Greenware bowl with dragons and a flower

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • 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 bowl has rounded sides and an incurved rim, the low tapering foot is nearly solid with only a shallow footring. The small flat centre inside is moulded with a flower-head, the sides have an indistinctly impressed pattern of four roundels, perhaps containing dragons, on a ground of trailing grape vines, which leaves a band below the rim plain. The outside is decorated with four roundels of dragons inlaid in white slip with black details, and with a white scroll border below the rim. The light green glaze fully covers the bowl, the base shows three white spur marks, on the inside adheres some black grit.

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