Opaque Ware

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Opaque Ware

 

the highest grade of earthenware.

Opaque ware is barely distinguishable from porcelain; it too can be painted with numerous bright colors. Opaque ware, however, is porous and nontranslucent. This type of earthenware first appeared as an imitation of Chinese porcelain.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.