Definition of tin glaze in English:

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tin glaze


A glaze made white and opaque by the addition of tin oxide.
Example sentences
  • Although delftware table sets were produced into the last quarter of the eighteenth century, the thick tin glaze made the dishes susceptible to damage from regular use, especially when subjected to extremes of temperature.
  • Maiolica as it flourished in Renaissance Italy also owes its origins to the Middle East, particularly to the invention of tin glazes in Iraq in the eighth century.
  • He notices the necessity for glazing the tin glaze thinner than the white ferra di Vicenza, or slip.



Example sentences
  • Almost certainly, the reference is to Staffordshire salt-glazed stoneware and tin-glazed earthenware made in Liverpool, the port from which both ceramic types were shipped.
  • Unlike tin-glazed earthenware, white salt-glazed stoneware was ideally suited to slip casting and press molding into intricate shapes, and plaster of Paris greatly facilitated these processes.
  • Delft - tin-glazed earthenware with a distinctive white glaze intended to give the appearance of porcelain - was produced from moulds and usually produced in batches.

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