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White ware bowl with floral decoration

  • 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 shallow bowl has rounded sides and a very low footring. It is moulded with a central lotus bouquet, consisting of a bloom, large leaf and a pod, tied together with a fluttering ribbon. The sides are divided into six panels, filled with seasonal flowers arranged alternately in pear-shaped vases or tripod jardinieres, showing camellia, peony, lily, lotus, chrysanthemum and prunus. The faintly blue-tinged glaze was wiped from the rim where the off-white body is visible and where a metal rim mount has left dark traces.

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