Peach bloom glaze
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A mottled pink glaze used in Chinese ceramics. Peach bloom is obtained by firing an Alkaline glaze with Copper oxide as the colorant and cooling it slowly to devitrify the surface (Mayer 1969).
Synonyms and Related Terms
peach blow; peachblow; bean red; chiang-tou hung (Chin.)
Resources and Citations
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "pottery." Accessed 4 Feb. 2005 .
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000