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Black ware vase with streak decoration

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1911 - 1968
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with black and brown iron glazes
    25 cm (height)
    17.3 cm (diameter)
    at foot 8.5 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
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    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. C217



  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The heavily potted vase has exaggerated proportions and although its variegated brown glazes were probably intended to copy a Northern Song (AD 960–1127) ware, no obvious prototype appears to exist.

    The wide bulging body is of inverted bulb shape, with a raised shoulder collar, narrow trumpet-shaped ‘mock’ foot with low, broad footring and pointed base, and extremely waisted neck with a narrow opening and a wide flaring rim. The piece is covered with a glossy black glaze with variegated tones of persimmon colour, especially at the rim, body and foot, the black of the neck having run down on one side, forming a thick streak. The footring and base are mostly unglazed and show the buff body.

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