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Greenware bowl in the style of Guan ware

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.


    • Second floor | Room 38 | China from 800

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The bowl has straight conical sides, a narrow foot with low footring, and a convex base. It is undecorated and covered with a thick, light green glaze of jade-like appearance with two distinct types of crackle, one wide-meshed and dark-stained, the other dense and with clear veins reminiscent of cracked ice. The unglazed footring has burnt a brick-red, and the rim is bound in copper.

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