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Greenware bowl with floral decoration

  • 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

    Bowls of this type belonged to the standard repertoire of the Yaozhou kilns (see Songdai Yaozhou yaozhi [Yaozhou kiln sites of the Song dynasty], Beijing, 1998, pl.XX, figs.3-6), but were equally copied by other kilns in the vicinity.

    The bowl has slightly rounded, conical sides and an everted rim, set off with a distinct groove on the outside. The inside is moulded with a dense flower scroll pattern, the central bloom inscribed with the character wang (a family name), surrounded by a scroll with three fully opened blooms between three smaller ones, still partly closed and depicted in side view, among overall foliage. A band at the rim was left plain and the outside is undecorated. A grey-green glaze fully covers the piece except for the footring; foot and base have grit adhering.

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