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The origins of crystalline porcelain date back to the late Ming Dynasty (circa 1650AD). It's not that the ancient Chinese understood or even knew about crystalline glazes. It's just that pieces from that period that are extant today, show evidence of macro-crystallization.

It wasn't until the late 1800's that systematic attempts, for commercial purposes, were made to produce macro-crystallization in a ceramic glaze. In 1897 the Sevres Porcelain Factory, under the direction of Taxile Doat, began to explore the esthetic possibilities of crystalline porcelain.

To be continued......................

   

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