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Ding type black ware bowl with russet iron glazes

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1911 - 1968
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with russet iron glaze
    4 cm (height)
    12.8 cm (diameter)
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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. C127

Glossary (3)

Ding, glaze, stoneware

  • Ding

    A Chinese bronze tripod ritual cooking vessel. Also a type of white porcelain from Northern China.

  • 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

    Copying a Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) tea bowl, this piece lacks the slightly rough aspect of the originals, is too thinly potted, and the shape is exaggerated in its proportions. The glossy glaze and this particular colour effect are also uncharacteristic of the Song dynasty, and brown stonewares of this period were not generally fired on spurs. The piece is similar to another in the Barlow collection [LI1301.250].

    The bowl is thinly potted, of wide everted, conical form, slightly flared towards the rim, and with a tiny straight foot. The highly glossy brown glaze has overall rust-brown spots, the base is glazed, the footring unglazed and shows five spurmarks.

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