Oxblood glaze

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Oxblood glaze vase MFA#87.40


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

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Conservation Terms, European Union, 2003