18th CENTURY. Flambé glazed water-pot
An 18th century Flambé glazed water-pot. The thick copper red glaze pools near the lower edge. This small copper-red porcelain water-pot has been fired using three pads.
- Height : 5 cm (2 inches)
- S.R.W. Shaw (d.1981), purchased c.1950-1960.
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Flambé Glazes :
Flambé glaze, as also called sang de boeuf (ox-blood), is a glossy, rich, blood-red glaze often slashed with streaks of purple or turquoise used to decorate Chinese porcelain The effect is produced by a method of firing that incorporates copper. The technique was used in Europe and England, especially in the late 19th century.