Chrome-tin pink

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A pastel reddish white ceramic pigment. Chrome-tin pink, or English pink, was developed about 1790 by a potter in Staffordshire. The color is produced when Chromic oxide and Stannic oxide fuse in the presence of Lime. The color is dependent on particle size and is not always uniform. Pink can also be formed by the combination of chromium and zircon oxides. Chrome-tin pink was occasionally used as a pale pink artists color.

Synonyms and Related Terms

English pink; potter's pink; rosa cromo-stagno (It.); rosa de estanho crómio (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992