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
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