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White ware vase with animal masks and floral decoration

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, luted, porcelain

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.

  • 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 vase has a depressed globular body, a tall flared foot with a footring with an angular flange, and a tall waisted neck with a squared protruding rim. The neck shows clear luting lines. The body is decorated with an impressed pattern of scrolling lotus around the shoulder, with blooms and leaves on a stippled ground, with two applied animal-mask ring handles, and two bands of lozenge motifs enclosing florets below, and a band of narrow upright petals above the foot. The neck and foot are plain. The light blue-tinged glaze stops inside the neck and halfway down the foot, revealing a yellowish-buff body.

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