Oxblood glaze

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Description

A blood red glaze used primarily on porcelain that was developed in China during the K'ang-hsi period (1705-1712). Oxblood glaze contains copper oxide which turns red when fired in a reducing atmosphere. The glaze sometimes contains turquoise streaks. The glaze was popularly imitated in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ox-blood; sang-de-boeuf (Fr.); sang de boeuf; ch'ui hung (Chin.); lang yao hong; blown red; rouge flambé

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "pottery." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 4 Feb. 2005 .
  • Dictionary of Conservation Terms, European Union, 2003

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