early 20th century
Imperial Stroganov Academy
Porcelain, coloured flambe glaze; coloured flambé glaze
Height 50 cm
Mark: abbreviation "СУ" with a point, in circle
Ovoid vase on flat base, with low beaded neck, covered with lilac-red flambé glaze.
Flambé glaze is a variety of red sang de boeuf glaze, containing copper oxide. Specially regulated burning at a high temperature during regenerative firing resulted in a huge gamut of tints, from deep red-lilac to silver-blue ones. The flambé technique first appeared in China in the Kangxi period (1662 - 1722), and in Europe - in the second half of the 19th century.