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White ware bowl with a goose and plants

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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

    This bowl is much coarser in material and craftsmanship than many other qingbai pieces in the collection. This probable reflects a later date rather than a different place of manufacture. A bowl of this type, which can be dated to 1307, was excavated in Nanchang city, the provincial capital, not far from Jingdezhen.

    The bowl is very thickly potted, the conical sides slightly rounded and the rim everted, with a slight angle on the inside. The tapering foot is nearly solid, with a very shallow, uneven footring. The outside is deeply carved with two ranks of simple petals, leaving the uppermost part free, the inside shows quickly carved and combed strokes which might be interpreted as a goose and a plant, but are nearly abstract. The somewhat opaque, blue-tinged glaze leaves the rim, the base and the footring free, the rim has burnt a yellowish-brown, the base and footring a darker, more reddish brown.

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