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Bowl with blue glaze

  • loan

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable 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 finely potted bowl is of globular form, with incurved rim, tapering towards a slightly splayed, neatly cut foot. The thickly applied glaze is of even milky-blue tone and smooth texture, adhering in a thin, almost colourless, translucent layer at the rim, and leaving the foot and an accidental patch nearby free. The pointed base is unevenly covered with glaze. The glaze is very tactile and shiny, the biscuit has fired a glossy dark yellowish-brown. The outside has a thick black iron spot.

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