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Greenware meiping, or plum blossom, vase

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

    This piece is rather finer in body material than the usual Longquan wares, and may rather have been made in the porcelain-producing region of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province.

    With a low, narrow waisted neck, the vase tapers from a rounded shoulder towards the base, which is recessed and surrounded by a broad footring. The sides are decorated with overall horizontal grooves, the neck is plain. The near-white stoneware body carries a translucent light blue-green glaze, the unglazed footring has fired an intense brick-red, and the base has grit adhering.

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