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Monday, December 14, 2009

an opaque white tin glaze

Lusterware is pottery with an opaque white tin glaze, fired once, then painted with metallic pigments and a reduction in the kiln refired.
Design reflects the metallic red, bronze, lime and yellow.

When pottery migrated from Iraq to the western part of the Islamic world in the 10th century, with the glow technique moved with them.
As with tin glazes, the European lusterware finally influenced by Moorish Spain.

Luster and porcelain decorated earthenwares come in various forms, the most common is the glow of copper, produced from gold.
This is often completely covered items.
Silver luster is also used in the same way.

Other luster effects are also used, one type that was built by one or two of the luster wash to form the view or any other motive.

Gold Castle Lusterware

Lusterware Cream Sugar & Tray by Chikaramachi

Lustreware elegant and fine porcelain handpainted by Chikaramachi sugar and cream set with tray handle.
Beautifully decorated in blue and cream with flower designs.
Chikamarachi marked with a crown and laurel wreath, and the words Made in Japan.

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