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White ware bowl with three boys among foliage

  • loan

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.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The conical bowl has steep sides, slightly flared at the rim, and a tall narrow foot with a more shallow footring. The inside is incised with a central formal floret with spiralling petals surrounded by three boys, depicted as if crawling among densely incised foliage, leaving only a narrow band at the rim plain. The outside is deeply carved with narrow overlapping spiralling petals, again leaving the rim area free. The translucent glaze has a faint blue tinge where it adheres in a thicker layer, the base and part of the footring are free of glaze and have burnt a light brown.

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