- (of a color or decoration) applied to a piece before the piece is glazed.
- color or decoration applied to a piece before it is glazed.
Origin of underglaze
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Decorated in underglaze blue, rough chevron ornament below the rim on the interior.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Ivor Noel Hume
The second great period, the Modern Renaissance (underglaze decoration), practically commenced in 1885.
The blue that he invented is perfect, and is to be found on the early specimens of underglaze painted porcelain for domestic use.
As early as 1776 the name of Baer appears as a painter in colours, as opposed to the painters in underglaze blue.
From these premises the principle of underglaze painting was accepted, and has been since followed so successfully.
- ceramics applied to pottery or porcelain before the application of glaze
- a pigment, etc, applied in this way
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