Flambe (pronounced flom beyy) is a distinctive rich, deep-red glaze slashed with streaks of purple and turquoise used to decorate pottery, particularly porcelain

The effect results from a particular method of firing a glaze that incorporates copper; the method was first discovered by the ancient Chinese of the Ming dynasty, probably during the reign of Wan-li (1573-1620).

Examples of this old flambé work are now extremely rare. The process was revived in modern times from the early 1920's by individual potters, notably Bernard Moore in England, who influenced Royal Doulton and Moorcroft in the use of the glaze.

Flambe

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