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White ware measuring jar for rice

Glossary (2)

glaze, porcelain

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white 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 box has rounded sides, a very low footring, and the cover has a shallow domed top. The top is moulded with a peony spray in relief, with a large bloom surrounded by leaves, the petals and leaves with finely rendered veins. The sides are vertically ribbed, leaving a band at the rims plain. The translucent light blue-tinged glaze ends above the base, the insides of both parts have only a patch of glaze. The off-white body has turned yellowish at the edges of the glaze.

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