A centred bouquet of flowers is bordered by alternate panels of birds, fruit and landscapes on a richly gilded iron red
Imari porcelain predominantly employs a palette of underglaze blue with on-glaze iron red
The iron red
genista or broom on the right means a union which would refer to the happy couple, while the panel showing a stag hunt, a pursuit reserved for royal rank is linked to Venus and symbolic of love and fertility.
It was a good size punch bowl, decorated in a typical iron red
and blue palette.
Washing was particularly necessary for sheep which had spent the winter penned on the iron red
soil on the hill.
Satsuma pottery is generally decorated with detailed designs of people and landscapes in iron red
, deep blue and gold, quite unlike the stylised designs in blue and turquoise seen here.
These wares can often be identified by their distinctively shaped handles and spouts, as well as the style of enamelled decoration, dominated by puce, iron red
and a particular shade of iridescent green.
It was the Dutch who encouraged the Japanese to develop a decorative style based on brocade patterns, using mainly a palette of underglaze blue combined with overglaze iron red
and gold, rather than the simpler blue and white or kakiemon porcelains that the Japanese themselves preferred.
The understated simplicity of the Williams crest with its iron red
colour and borders sets off the creamware.
However, other companies sell a colour billed as 'mixing yellow' that is not a cadmium colour at all, made to simply blend with all their other colours, particularly the iron reds