Enameled ware

Enameled ware

Utensils made of thin sheet steel coated with a layer of a glass-like material were called enameled ware and were used when the utensils needed to be put on the stove or if the material being boiled was likely to discolor or react with metal of the utensil. When referring to such items, the “ware” was seldom mentioned, so that, for example, an enameled ware bucket became just an enamel bucket.
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The researchers concluded that the "enameled ware, the first known example in China of the application of low temperature enamel over high fired glaze, is believed to be an integral step in the development of the Chinese overglazing enameling techniques that were perfected in southern China in the later Yuan and Ming dynasties." (Liu, Wei, and McCarthy, Blythe, "Analysis of Cizhou Monochrome Green Enamels and Lead Glazes from Guantai Kiln in Northern China, Song to Jin Dynasty," Materials Issues in Art and Archeology, Proceedings of the Symposia from the 2001 fall meeting of the Materials Research Society.)
"Our recent research on Chinese enameled wares would not have been possible without the access to this instrumentation provided by the researchers at TFHRC."
The decoration of this vase is an adaptation of India's elaborate metal enameled ware. Using porcelain to imitate other techniques was a particular specialty at Worcester.