Armenian bole


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a soft clayey earth of a bright red color found in Armenia, Tuscany, etc.
See under Armenian.

See also: Armenian, Bole

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Potters also began using an earthy red glaze known as Iznik Red or Armenian Bole, a thick clay slip rich in iron.
The earliest are a restrained palette of blues, whites, then a touch of sage-green, manganese purple, and finally the sealing-wax red of Armenian bole. Scattered amongst these are jade vessels, simple Chinese dishes, and others encrusted with gems by Ottoman jewellers--a fruit salad of glitter.

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