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Greenware bowl with lotus decoration

  • loan

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable 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

    Similar bowls were recovered from the wreck of a ship sunk off the Korean coast in 1323.

    The wide rounded bowl has a straight narrow foot with straight-cut footring and domed base. The inside is incised with two lotus flowers between sketchy lines suggesting foliage, the outside shows faint lotus petals in the lower half and a rudimentary slanting key-fret border at the rim. The unglazed footring is reddish-brown, the green glaze has a yellowish tinge.

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