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Dehua type white ware tripod incense burner with key-fret decoration

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • 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.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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

    The piece has a depressed globular body with raised rim border and two high arched handles, and is supported on three tall legs, shaped as animal’s paws emerging from monster heads. The handles have a deeply impressed key-fret border, the shoulder is more lightly impressed with a band of key-fret. The monster heads have sketchily indicated, moulded eyes and nose and simply incised strokes to indicate hair, the legs show vertical groves to depict muscles and paws. The lightly potted pieces bears a cream-coloured glaze with fine crazing.

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