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White ware octagonal dish

  • 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 octagonal dish may have been thrown on the wheel and then moulded, the inside is stepped with an octagonal centre, low everted sides and a flat rim with raised lip, the outside has a circular base and octagonal sides with eight radiating raised ribs. The piece is very light in weight, the whitish glaze is degraded and leaves only the rim free, as the piece was fired upside down, standing on the rim. The piece is undecorated.

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