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Greenware bowl with parrots

  • 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

    This type of bowl represents one of the classic Koryŏ tea bowl types, which were made in great quantity and at great speed. A somewhat lesser version, also in the Barlow Collection, [LI1301.370].

    The rounded bowl has an inward curved rim, a straight, almost solid foot with low footring. The inside has a small flat centre, the sides are incised with two sketchy parrots with combed strokes for wing and tail feathers. The translucent glossy grey-green glaze has an overall crackle and fully covers the piece. Several firing supports have burnt into the glaze, leaving patches of a white paste on the base.

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