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