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Dehua type white ware incense burner

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • 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.

  • 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

    This incense burner was probably made in imitation of contemporary Dehua ware, also from Fujian province, but far superior in material.

    The piece has a low rounded body, a nearly straight foot, constricted neck and everted rim with two angular handles on top. The piece is light in weight, made of off-white stoneware and covered with a cream-coloured glaze with an overall fine-meshed crackle. The inside and base are unglazed, the glaze has darker stains.

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