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lustre

(US), luster
1. 
a. a shiny metallic surface on some pottery and porcelain
b. (as modifier): lustre decoration
2. Mineralogy the way in which light is reflected from the surface of a mineral. It is one of the properties by which minerals are defined

Luster

 

an overglaze pigment for decorating ceramic goods that has, after muffled reduction firing, a metallic or mother-of-pearl sheen. The overglaze enriches the decoration by introducing a broad range of gold, olive brown, copper, and violet tones.

Lusterware appeared in Egypt (Al-Fustat), Syria (Raqqa), Iraq (Samarra), and Iran (Susa) in the late eighth and ninth centuries. The use of luster pigments was particularly widespread in Egypt from the tenth to 12th centuries and in Iran from the 11th to 14th centuries. Egyptian and Iranian decorative tiles and ornamental dishes with representations of people and animals influenced the development of Hispano-Moresque pottery (13th–5th centuries) and Italian majolica (15th–16th centuries), of which luster painting was a prominent feature. Lusters are widely used today in Soviet and foreign decorative ceramics.

luster

[′ləs·tər]
(optics)
The appearance of a surface dependent on reflected light; types include metallic, vitreous, resinous, adamantine, silky, pearly, greasy, dull, and earthy; applied to minerals, textiles, and many other materials.

luster

1. An iridescent decorative surface appearance.
2. A surface or coating which imparts a gloss, sheen, glitter, or sparkle.
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Luster had been under house arrest awaiting trial on 87 charges alleging he drugged and raped a string of women.
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Last week, Luster, heir to a g30million fortune, failed to turn up for his trial in California where he is accusing of attacking women after giving them a date rape drug.
Police in California said Luster (39), who denied 87 charges including rape, sexual battery and poisoning, disappeared over the weekend.
Last night Luster spent yet another night behind bars accused of being a serial date rapist.
Luster founded the company that bears his name, with $500, after mixing different formulas in his basement to create his own hair relaxer.
A judge said Monday that he planned to award the $1 million bail forfeited by cosmetics heir Andrew Luster to three women he was convicted of drugging and raping.
Although Andrew Luster, 39, disappeared from his California home at the weekend a judge has decided to carry on with proceedings in his absence.
Andrew Luster (37), is accused of 88 counts of rape and sexual assault after police seized dozens of videos showing him engaging in sexual acts with women allegedly under the influence of the drug GHB.
Andrew Luster has been charged with attacking three women and filming his sex acts on them after spiking their drinks with a powerful tranquiliser known as Liquid X.
More than $20 million in damages and compensation was awarded Thursday to a victim and former girlfriend of serial rapist Andrew Luster.