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Black ware bowl with russet iron splashes and a white rim

  • 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 conical bowl has a strongly inward curved rim, and a very low foot with a broad, footring and convex base. The inside, outside and most of the base are covered with a dark brownish-black glaze, the inner sides are decorated with five thick radiating rust-brown splashes, the rim was wiped free and is covered with a white slip and a transparent glaze, leaving a broad gap between on the outside, where the grey biscuit is exposed, as on the footring.

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