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Iroe Overglaze Enamels

色絵 (Iroe)


In ceramics iro-e refers to painting motifs or patterns using lead-based red, yellow and green color glazes, uwa-enogu 上絵具, on the surface of glazed and fired earthenwares, porcelains, and firing them again at a lower temperature (around 800 degrees C) so the colored glaze melts onto the underglaze. The technique was developed in China by the 12c for white glazed earthenware, and by the 14c it was used on clear glazed porcelain. In Japan, Sakaida Kakiemon 酒井田柿右衛門 (1596-1666) learned this technique at Arita 有田, Saga prefecture, in about 1640. In the early Edo period the technique was termed aka-e 赤絵 because red was the main color used. It is also called uwa-etsuke 上絵付 and gosai 五彩 (five colors). In the Edo period, it was used for white glaze and fired earthenwares called iro-e touki 色絵陶器 (painted earthenwares). It is still a technique widely practiced in Kyoto ceramics *kyouyaki 京焼. See "Iro-e". JAANUS. Retrieved 2015-11-20.

Vintage KUTANI Large 12" Hand Painted Iroe Overglaze Enamel Plate
4 pcs KORANSHA 5" Iroe Overglazed Hand Painted Porcelain DESSERT PLATES
Vintage KORANSHA 10" Iroe Overglazed Hand Painted Porcelain Dinner Plate
Vintage SHIBATA GAKUZAN Porcelain Nabeshima Ware 10" IMARI VASE With Wood Box
Vintage KORANSHA Large 12" Colored Iroe Overglaze Enamel Imari Plate (c. 1950s)
13th Imaemon Imaizumi Nabeshima (Japan's Living National Treasure) 6" Imari
4" Imari Japanese Porcelain Bowl by Ogi Kiln
Japanese Porcelain Fukagawa Imari 5 Chopstick Rests in Wood Box
10" Blue Japanese Hanging Display Plate (Made in Japan)



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