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Black ware bowl with russet iron splashes

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (north) (place of creation)
    12th century (1101 - 1200)
    Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with black and russet iron glazes; unglazed base; glazed rim
    8.5 cm (height)
    18.5 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
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    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. C334



  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The bowl has conical sides with a thick vertical rim flange and a straight foot with low broad footring. The coarse yellowish-beige stoneware bears a black glaze with overall pin prick markings, applied in two layers on the inside and on the rim flange outside. The inside is decorated with three rust-brown splashes running down from the rim. Outside, the glaze adhers in only a single layer, mostly of rust-brown colour, with black streaks running down from the flange, while the lower half is exposed in the biscuit.

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