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[n., adj. oh-ver-gleyz; v. oh-ver-gleyz, oh-ver-gleyz] /n., adj. ˈoʊ vərˌgleɪz; v. ˌoʊ vərˈgleɪz, ˈoʊ vərˌgleɪz/ Ceramics
a color or glaze applied to an existing glaze.
verb (used with object), overglazed, overglazing.
to cover or decorate (a ceramic object) with an overglaze.
used as an overglaze.
(of painted or printed decorations) applied over a glaze.
Origin of overglaze
1585-95; over- + glaze Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To take the overglaze painting; this may be compared to the canvas of the painter which is covered with pigment.

  • In overglaze painted figures the three blue lines will peep from beneath the hem of some garment.

  • In regard to the overglaze colours used there are some interesting facts.

  • Nor did the poudre-bleu jar, triumphantly exhibited by the infatuated owner—a splendid specimen painted on the overglaze.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • These marks of the crown and the three lines, in blue, are used on all copies of the old models of the overglaze Mller period.

  • Persons who have burned kilns for overglaze work will find the method of burning pottery very different.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
British Dictionary definitions for overglaze


(of decoration or colours) applied to porcelain or pottery above the glaze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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