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White ware vase and lid 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 vase is the lower part of a cut-down pear-shaped vase, originally with a tall flaring neck, and therefore rests on an unusually heavy, somewhat splayed foot. Two pairs of parallel lines are incised around the middle and another line near the present rim. The blue-tinged glaze leaves the inside of the vessel and the underside of the footring exposed in the off-white biscuit, since originally, the inside would not have been seen. The domed cover is more thinly potted, with an everted rim and a tiny arched knob and bears a quickly sketched lotus scroll incised with a two-pronged instrument and with combed detail. The glaze is paler in tone and the biscuit finer, visible underneath the rim. The cover is earlier in date than the vase.

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