It's ham with a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze on it.
In medieval illumination it furnished, as a glaze upon burnished tinfoil, a cheap and effective substitute for gold.
It must be remembered that the Romans possessed no fine procelain decorated with lively colours and a beautiful glaze; Samian ware was the most decorative kind of pottery which was then made.
The decoration was confined to blue under the glaze, and as an object of art the ware possessed no special merit.
From that time forward the Arita factories turned out large quantities of porcelain profusely decorated with blue under the glaze and colored enamels over it.
Softness of its glaze, the comparative sparseness of its enamelled decoration, and the relegation of blue sous couverte to an entirely secondary place.
They wen decorated with blue under the glaze, but some were pure whit with exquisitely chiselled designs incised or in relief.
The staple type has black glaze showing little lustre, and in choice varieties this is curiously speckled and pitted with red.
~The nature of its paste and glaze adapted it for the infusion of powdered tea, and its homely character suited the austere canons of the tea ceremonies.
There is evidence to show that the art of decoration with enamels over the glaze reached Kieto from Hizen in Awata.
Destined chiefly for private use or for presents, their decoration was delicate rather than rich, the color chiefly employed being brown, or reddish brown, under the glaze, and the decoration over the glaze being sparse and chaste.
One curious variety, called same-yaki, had glaze chagrined like the skin of a shark.
Another variety has chocolate glaze, clouded with amber and flecked with gold dust.
In other respects the Hirado factories do not produce wares nearly so beautiful as those manufactured there between 1759 and 1840, when the Hirado-yakz stood at the head of all Japanese porcelain on account of its pure, close-grained pate, its lustrous milk-white glaze, and the soft clear blue of its carefully executed decoration.
At the industrial exhibition in RiOto Ware ~, (1895) the first results of their efforts were shown, Owari attracting attention at once, In medieval times Owari was celebrated for faience glazes of various colors, much affected by the tea-clubs, but its staple manufacture from the beginning of the 19th century was porcelain decorated with blue under the glaze, the best specimens of which did not approach their Chinese prototypes in fineness of pdte, purity of glaze or richness of color.
All students of the ceramic art know that the monochrome porceMonochro- lains of China owe their beauty to the fact that the;afic t color is in the glaze, not under it.
The color is fixed and the glaze set by secondary firing at a lower temperature than that necessary for hardening the p4te.
Glaze and Glass.From almost the beginning of the prehistoric age there are glazed pottery beads found in the graves: and glazing on amulets of quartz or other stones begins in the middle of the prehistoric. Apparently then glazing went together with the working of the copper ores, and probably accidental slags in the smelting gave the first idea of using glaze intentionally.
Further, besides thus using glaze on a large scale, differently colored glazes were used, and even fused together.
In the XIIth Dynasty a very thin smooth glaze was used, which became rather thicker in the XVIIIth.
Cartouches of the king in violet and white glaze are common; and under Rameses III.
The Roman glaze is thick and coarse, but usually of a brilliant Prussian blue, with dark purple and apple-green; and high reliefs of wreaths, and sometimes figures, are common.
Though glaze begins so early, the use of the glassy matter by itself does not occur till the XVIIIth Dynasty; the earlier reputed examples are of stone or frit.
A vase of Menes with purple inlaid hieroglyphs in green glaze and the tiles with relief figures are the most important pieces.
Dr Thomas Wedgwood of Burslem was one of the best of the early salt - glaze potters.
Salt-glaze and green and yellow glaze seem to have been his first staples.