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Greenware bowl with lotus flowers and waves

  • 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

    The large, heavily potted bowl has rounded sides and a thick, slightly tapering foot. The centre inside was impressed with a medallion which has not properly registered, the sides are carved and combed with undulating waves, turning into turbulent crests at the rim, the outside shows a lotus scroll with three wide open blooms among dense foliage and a ruyi border at the rim. The glaze is light green and originally covered the footring which is now worn, exposing the near-white body. A wide ring on the base, which was left exposed to support the piece in the firing, has fired a deep brick-red.

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