Lusterware

Lusterware

type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze – iridescence effect

produced by metallic oxides in an overglaze

(oxides is a finsh in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electro positive atoms)

than given a second firing a low temperature to expel the oxygen

Lusterware became popular in Staffordshire during the 19th centery.

1805 Wedgwood introduced pink and white lusterware

Wedgwood’s lusterware made in 1820’s spawned production of huge quantities

They made it in colors like – dark blue, cream, yellow, pink and most rare dark green and purple.

In the U.S. Copper lusterware popular due the way it shimmers and shines

When Gaslights were available to rich

Place groupings on mirror platforms to use as centerpieces for dinner parties

Gaslights accentuated their beauty – richness – and the way it shimmers



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