Covered Tureen

Around 1700, when it became fashionable to serve a bouillon at the beginning of dinner, a new serving piece was created. A round vessel, called in William III’s inventories a Soupe Dishe, set up on legs and with prominent handles, generally opened the first course of a meal. Removed after the host or hostess had […]

Pair of Leaf-Shaped Dishes

What is the difference between underglaze and overglaze enamel colors? Underglaze decoration is applied to a ceramic body under a transparent glaze before the piece is fired, making it one of the most permanent kinds of ceramic decoration. Underglaze painting requires the use of pigments that can be fired at high temperatures, such as those […]