Earthenware with lustre glazes
Overall: 38.3 x 26.7 x 19.9 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)
Gift in memory of Mrs. Magda Nàdasy, from her estate 1984.190
The glaze technique on this parrot is eosin, which takes its name from Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn.
This parrot's distinctive metallic sheen is achieved through a technique known as luster glazing, in which ground metals, typically silver, gold, or platinum, are incorporated into the glazing process. The parrot is decorated with green-gold luster, while the base is decorated with blue-purple-gold luster.
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