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White ware bowl

  • 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

    This bowl is related in type to the so-called Samarra-type bowls of the Tang dynasty (AD 618–907), such as [LI1301.322] in the Barlow Collection. Tang examples tend to have a more distinctly conical shape, however. A similar bowl in the Palace Museum, Beijing, has been attributed to the Ding kilns of Hebei province.

    The conical bowl has slightly rounded sides, rests on a low, unevenly cut foot, and has a flared thickened rim. The off-white stoneware is covered with a transparent glaze which leaves a wide area around the foot and base unglazed. The glaze is of yellowish cream colour, with a smooth texture, and stained reddish from burial.

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