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Greenware cup

  • loan



  • 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 shape of this cup, with a solid foot, reminiscent of turned wood, is characteristic of the early stoneware production of north China, which began only in the late 6th century AD, some two thousand years after it had started in the South.

    The deep U-shaped cup is heavily potted, resting on a small splayed, solid foot with chamfered edge and slightly concave base. The near-white stoneware body bears a crackled, light yellowish-green glaze, which leaves the lowest part free. The sides show horizontal markings from potting, and the inside has three spur marks.

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