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    Default the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    Well, when a pot has a mouth like the one in this picture:
    http://www.ancienttouch.com/566.jpg
    We would say it has a "flaring mouth".
    But...what if the pot mouth is made in the opposite way?
    Like the ones in these 2 pictures:
    http://www.artcn.net/ceramist0821010...mingxinya2.jpg
    http://www.oart.com.cn/arts/scyjs/000102/230.jpg
    What would this kind of pot mouth be named in English?

    Recently, my life has been filled with pots, pots and pots....

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    I'm stumped, but I bet Cas knows.


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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    How about a "narrowing mouth"?

    Does it make sense?

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Well, when a pot has a mouth like the one in this picture:
    http://www.ancienttouch.com/566.jpg
    We would say it has a "flaring mouth".
    But...what if the pot mouth is made in the opposite way?
    Like the ones in these 2 pictures:
    http://www.artcn.net/ceramist0821010...mingxinya2.jpg
    http://www.oart.com.cn/arts/scyjs/000102/230.jpg
    What would this kind of pot mouth be named in English?

    Recently, my life has been filled with pots, pots and pots....
    The first picture indeed shows a jug with a flaring mouth or you can say the rim (lip) turns outward.
    The next two pictures are of two different looking vases. The first one has a flat round mouth and an oval body with a floral pattern.
    The second one has a short round body (globular body) with a double grooved lip.

    Got any more pots?

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    Natalie, thank you for giving me more ideas about other parts of a pot.

    I've got not only more pots,
    but also more problems with grammar!!

    I notice that you say "floral pattern",
    can I say "flower pattern" as well?
    And....should I say "leaf pattern", "leaves pattern", "leaf patterns" or "leaves patterns" when it's painted with more than one leaf?

    And...is "the short round body (globular body)" the same idea as "bulbous body"?
    Is the "flaring mouth" the same idea as "funnel mouth"?
    As I found the 2 descriptions here"
    http://www.abraxasgallery.com/items/...tore.html#item

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Natalie, thank you for giving me more ideas about other parts of a pot.

    I've got not only more pots,
    but also more problems with grammar!!

    I notice that you say "floral pattern",
    can I say "flower pattern" as well?
    And....should I say "leaf pattern", "leaves pattern", "leaf patterns" or "leaves patterns" when it's painted with more than one leaf?

    And...is "the short round body (globular body)" the same idea as "bulbous body"?
    Is the "flaring mouth" the same idea as "funnel mouth"?
    As I found the 2 descriptions here"
    http://www.abraxasgallery.com/items/...tore.html#item
    can I say "flower pattern" as well?
    yes, you can.

    I would say flower/leaf pattern. If you say patterns, then there is more than one pattern. It can also suggest the patterns have different designs altogether.

    Just by looking at the pictures you have attached to your post, the flaring mouth pot seems to look exactly the same as the funnel pot. The rim on both is externally folded and it looks somewhat like a pie crust rim.

    Bulbous is a good word too and you can probably find a whole pile of other nice words like that on the web.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    bulbous and globular suggest the same shape as far as I can see.

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Well, when a pot has a mouth like the one in this picture:
    http://www.ancienttouch.com/566.jpg
    We would say it has a "flaring mouth".
    But...what if the pot mouth is made in the opposite way?
    Like the ones in these 2 pictures:
    http://www.artcn.net/ceramist0821010...mingxinya2.jpg
    http://www.oart.com.cn/arts/scyjs/000102/230.jpg
    What would this kind of pot mouth be named in English?

    Recently, my life has been filled with pots, pots and pots....
    For lip/rim and vase shape needs, click on the links below.

    ovoid vase with a flaring rim
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0054.jpg

    bulbous vase with a flaring rim
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0055.jpg

    flaring vase, not rim
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0070.jpg

    bulbous vase with no rim
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0057.jpg

    bulbous vase with collared rim
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0016.jpg

    spherical vase
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0076.jpg

    spherical vase with closed-in rim
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0015.jpg

    cylindrical vase
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0122.jpg

    one bulbous vase and one squat vase
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0060.jpg

    footed ovoid vase
    http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/0068.jpg

    Main Source: http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/5R01/ROSEVILL.HTM

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    Default Re: the opposite to a "flaring mouth"

    More pots, Cassie!? I am all potted out!!!! I will probably dream pot dreams tonight!...no!!!!!!!!


    Thank you!

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