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Bianca's new world was tiny and white, the porcelain toilet the only chair and the tub the only place long enough for her to lie down. It is feeblest in architecture and strongest in the branches demanding skill and care in a limited compass, such as painting, porcelain and enamel.
The space a must allow for the inclusion of a copper spiral if the substance contains nitrogen, and a silver spiral if halogens be present, for otherwise nitrogen oxides and the halogens may be condensed in the absorption apparatus; b contains copper oxide; c is a space for the insertion of a porcelain or platinum boat containing a weighed quantity of the substance; d is a copper spiral. Though her hair was pink, there was no mistaking the delicate facial features, porcelain skin and large eyes of the woman who tormented him his entire life then dumped the underworld on him.
The principal industries are wool and cotton spinning, and the manufacture of porcelain , earthenware, boots, soap, oil, sparkling wines and beer. Fontainebleau has quarries of sand and sandstone, saw-mills, and manufactories of porcelain and gloves. Sodium uranate, Na2U, is used as a pigment for painting on glass and porcelain under the name of uranium yellow.
In Hachiroemons time and during the twenty years following the date of his innovation, many beautiful examples of elaborately decorated Kutani porcelain were produced. There are manufactures of paper, hats, leather, ropes, porcelain , majolica, soap, spirits, and ornaments made of palm leaves and grasses.
Cigars, woollen goods, gloves, hats and porcelain are among the chief manufactures. It may be diminished by introducing clippings of platinum foil, pieces of porcelain , glass beads or garnets into the liquid. The forms of Assyrian pottery, however, are graceful; the porcelain , like the glass discovered in the palaces of Nineveh, was derived from Egyptian originals.
From that time forward the Arita factories turned out large quantities of porcelain profusely decorated with blue under the glaze and colored enamels over it. Boron and iodine do not combine directly, but gaseous hydriodic acid reacts with amorphous boron to form the iodide, BI 31 which can also be obtained by passing boron chloride and hydriodic acid through a red-hot porcelain tube.
In a potter named Gorodayu Goshonzui known to posterity as Shonzui made his way to Fuchow and thence to King-te-chen, where, after five years study, he acquired the art of manufacturing porcelain , as distinguished from pottery, together with the art of applying decoration in blue under the glaze. In he was compelled by the failure of the porcelain factory to leave Bruckberg, and he would have suffered the extremity of want but for the assistance of friends supplemented by a public subscription.
The Chinese, on the contrary, having from an early period had excellent porcelain , have been careless about the manufacture of glass. A door in one wall was open to reveal the white porcelain sink of a bathroom, and the wall opposite the TV held a kitchenette. In the second group, we may notice the application of litmus, methyl orange or phenolphthalein in alkalimetry, when the acid or alkaline character of the solution commands the colour which it exhibits; starch paste, which forms a blue compound with free iodine in iodometry; potassium chromate, which forms red silver chromate after all the hydrochloric acid is precipitated in solutions of chlorides; and in the estimation of ferric compounds by potassium bichromate, the indicator, potassium ferricyanide, is placed in drops on a porcelain plate, and the end of the reaction is shown by the absence of a blue coloration when a drop of the test solution is brought into contact with it.
These vary in form, but essentially they consist of a stem of porcelain , coarse earthenware, glass or other non-conducting substance, protected by an overhanging roof or screen. These reactions are practised in the following manner: A thread of asbestos is moistened and then dipped in the substance to be tested; it is then placed in the luminous point of the Bunsen flame, and a small porcelain basin containing cold water placed immediately over the asbestos.
These countries all received Buddhism from India, and a large proportion of the porcelain and earthenware articles imported from China and Japan into Europe consists of innumerable forms of censers. The chief industries are the manufacture of tobacco, beer, leather, porcelain , machinery and paper. Seto, in fact, acquired such a widespread reputation for its ceramic productions that the term seto-mono Seto article came to be used generally for all pottery and porcelain , just as China is in the West.
Seto has now ceased to be a pottery-producing centre, and has become the chief porcelain manufactory of Japan.
The porcelain industry was inaugurated in by Tamikichi, a local ceramist, who had visited Hizen and spent three years there studying the necessary processes. The tiles of these roofs are glazed porcelain of the most exquisite deep-blue colour, and add a conspicuous element of splendour to the shrine.
Till the royal porcelain factory was in the Albrechtsburg, but in that year it was transferred to a large new building in the Triebischtal, near the town.
A tiny bathroom off the kitchen sported a bathtub with feet, a modern commode and a sink with porcelain handles. To withstand the chemical action of the gases, the " calorimetric bomb " is lined either with platinum, as in Berthelot's apparatus, or with porcelain , as in Mahler's. In its simplest form the apparatus consists of a straight tube, made of glass, porcelain or iron according to the temperature required and the nature of the reacting substances, heated in an ordinary combustion furnace, the mixture entering at one end and the vapours being condensed at the other.
There are three chief varieties of Hizen ware, namely, 1 the enamelled porcelain of Aritathe old Japan of European collectors; 2 the enamelled porcelain of Nabeshima; and Hizen 3 the blue and white, or plain white, porcelain of Hirado. Kaolin, or porcelain clay, although capable of application to commercial purposes, has not as yet been utilized to any extent, although found in several places in New South Wales and in Western Australia.
Not until the year do we find any evidence of the style for which Arita porcelain afterwards became famous, namely, decoration with vitrifiable enamels. She was in her mid-twenties, with crystal clear blue eyes and porcelain skin. Katie inched forward, peeking out as the two creatures smashed into furniture and porcelain figurines on display in the wide foyer.
Another woman lay on the ground near the youth named Damian, her shapely figure, porcelain complexion, and auburn hair indicating her beauty even in her sleep. In short, the artistic output of Chinese kilns in their palmiest days was, not faience or pottery,, but porcelain , whether of soft or hard paste. Puenteareas is the chief town of a fertile hilly region, which produces wine, grain and fruit, and contains many cattle farms.
The industries of the town itself are porcelain manufactures, tanning and distilling. Between a shoulder, a, in the iron bolt and a shoulder in the porcelain cup, c, is placed an indiarubber ring, which forms a yielding washer and enables the cup to be screwed firmly to the bolt, while preventing FIG.
Then, after a short time in Liebig's laboratory at Giessen, and in the Sevres porcelain factory, he became in professor of chemistry in the academy of Geneva. The porcelain of Kutani is among those best known to Western collectors, though good specimens of the old ware have always been scarce.
Owari abounds in porcelain stone; but it does not occur in constant or particularly simple forms, and as the potters have not yet learned to treat their materials scientifically, their work is often marred by unforeseen difficulties. The metal is chiefly used, as the oxide, for colouring glass and porcelain. The varied manufactures of the town comprise cloth, linen, wax candles, starch, glass and porcelain.
The young involucre surrounds the female flower and the stalk supporting the spike of male flowers, and when ripe has the appearance of bluish-white porcelain. At the same time he did much to encourage agriculture and local industries, among others establishing the manufacture of porcelain. This is done by mounting the working wire on a metal plate made of the same metal as the working wire itself; thus if the working wire is of platinoid it must be mounted on a platinoid bar, the supports which carry the ends of the working wire being insulated from this bar by being bushed with ivory or porcelain.
In this way is produced the crystalline, devitrified material, known as Reaumur's porcelain. The material and technique suggest a close relationship to porcelain.
Coloured and ornamental glass held among them much the same place for table services, vessels for toilet use and the like, as that held among us by porcelain. They also employed silver freely for decorative purposes, whereas we rarely find it thus used on old Japan porcelain.
Indeed, of this porcelain it may be said that, from the monster pieces of blue-and-white manufactured at Setovases six feet high and garden pillar-lamps half as tall again do not dismay the BishU ceramistto tiny coffee-cups decorated in Tokyo, with theil delicate miniatures of birds, flowers, insects, fishes and so forth, everything indicates the death of the old severe aestheticism.
Tc such a depth of debasement had the ceramic art fallen in Owari, that before the happy renaissance of the past ten years, Nagoya discredited itself by employing porcelain as a base for cloisonn enamelling. Awaji-yaki, or Mimpei-yaki as it is often called, is generally porcelain , but we occasionally find specimens which may readily be mistaken for Awata faience. He took for his models the raku faience of KiOto, the masterpieces of Ninsei and Kenzan, the rococc wares of Korea, the enamelled porcelain of China, and the blue-andwhite ware of Delft.
The potters of the Middle Kingdom, from the early eras of the Ming dynasty down to the latest years of the 18th century, stood absolutely without rivals as makers of porcelain. The Imari ware, even though its thick biscuit and generally ungraceful shapes be omitted from the account, shows no enamels that can rival the exquisitely soft, broken tints of the famille rose; and the Kakiemon porcelain , for all its rich though chaste contrasts, lacks the delicate transmitted tints of the shell-like kwan-yao.
So, too, the blue-and-white porcelain of Hirado, though assisted by exceptional tenderness of sous-pdte color, by milk-white glaze, by great beauty of decorative design, and often by an admirable use of the modelling or graving tool, represents a ceramic achievement palpably below the soft paste kai-pien-yao of King-te-chen. In the eyes of a Chinese connoisseur, no blue-and-white porcelain worthy of consideration exists, or ever has existed, except the kai-pien-yao, with its imponderable pdle, its wax-like surface, and its rich, glowing blue, entirely free from superficiality or garishness and broken into a thousand tints by the microscopic crackle of the glaze.
Seifu YOhei, however, has the special faculty of manufacturing monochromatic and jewelled porcelain and faience, which differ essentially from the traditional Kioto types, their models being taken directly from China.
He was succeeded by Tozawa Benshi, an old man of over seventy in , who, using clay from Owari or Hizen, has turned out many porcelain statuettes of great beauty. Every year large quantities of porcelain and faience are sent from the provinces to the capital to receive surface decoration, and in wealth of design as well as carefulness of execution the results are praiseworthy.
The glossy surface of a porcelain glaze is ill fitted for rendering artistic effects with ordinary colors. In other respects the Hirado factories do not produce wares nearly so beautiful as those manufactured there between and , when the Hirado-yakz stood at the head of all Japanese porcelain on account of its pure, close-grained pate, its lustrous milk-white glaze, and the soft clear blue of its carefully executed decoration.
On a far higher level stood egg-shell porcelain , remarkable examples of which were sent from Seto to the KjOto industrial exhibition of The finest specimens of this porcelain had incised decoration, sparingly employed but adding much to the beauty of the piece. In subsequent eras the potters of King-te-chen did not fail to continue this remarkable manufacture, but its only Japanese representative was a porcelain distinctly inferior In more than one respect, namely, the egg-shell utensils of Hizen and Hirado, some of which had finely woven basket-cases to protect their extreme fragility.
They still manufacture quantities of tea and coffee sets, and dinner or dessert services of red-and-gold porcelain for foreign markets; but about some of them made zealous and patient efforts to revert to the processes that won so much fame for the old Kutaniyaki, with its grand combinations of rich, lustrous, soft-toned glazes. It is apparent that a vitrified enamel may be made to perform, in part at any rate, the function of a porcelain glaze.
But to spread and fix the enamel so that neither at the rim nor in the interior shall there be any break of continuity, or any indication that the base is copper, not porcelain , demands quite exceptional skill.
The acid treatment is generally carried out in cast iron pots; platinum vessels used to be employed, while porcelain vessels are only used for small operations, e. The tank is of porcelain or glazed earthenware, the electrodes for impure solutions are z in.
For higher temperatures the bulb of the vapour density tube is made of porcelain or platinum, and is heated in a gas furnace. The vessel, however, which contains this mixture has to be of earthenware, porcelain or enamelled iron on account of the free acid present; the gas must be washed after purification to remove traces of hydrochloric acid, and care must be taken to prevent the complete neutralization of the acid by the ammonia present in the gas.
Brick, porcelain and glassworks employ large numbers of the inhabitants. Mehun-sur-Yevre pop. Among other industrial establishments are a large porcelain and earthenware factory, extensive fireclay works, glassworks and a chinapainting establishment; there are also numerous flax-spinneries and linen-factories in the neighbourhood.
The palace contains collections of pictures and porcelain , and attached to it is a magnificent tower, all that remains of the castle built in The first filter which was more or less completely impermeable to bacteria was the Pasteur-Chamberland, which was devised in Pasteur's laboratory, and is made of dense biscuit porcelain.
The tetroxide, 0s04, can be easily reduced to the metal by dissolving it in hydrochloric acid and adding zinc, mercury, or an alkaline formate to the liquid, or by passing its vapour, mixed with carbon dioxide and monoxide, through a red-hot porcelain tube.
The industries embrace engine-building, the manufacture of railway carriages a11d plant, scientific instruments, porcelain , tobacco and cigars, lithography, jute-spinning, iron-founding, brewing and gardening.
Fine porcelain clay occurs near Meissen, and coarser varieties elsewhere. Stoneware and earthenware are made at Chemnitz, Zwickau, Bautzen and Meissen, porcelain " Dresden china " " at Meissen, chemicals in and near Leipzig. Johann Friedrich Bbttger made his famous discovery in , and the manufacture of porcelain was begun at Meissen, and in this reign the Moravian Brethren made their settlement at Herrnhut.
From the early 17th century, if not earlier, porcelain and earthenware manufactories existed at Stoke-upon-Trent, but they remained unnoticed until in Dr Plot wrote his survey of Stafford- ' shire. Potters' clay, kaolin and felspar, which have largely facilitated the development of the flourishing porcelain industry, are found in various parts of the country, which is also fortunate in possessing sand suitable for use in the manufacture of the glass for which Bohemia has long been famous.
Of porcelain 30, tons is produced annually in 68 factories, Karlovy Vary Carlsbad being the chief centre of the pottery industry. Sugar, malt, hops, beer, mineral waters, glass, porcelain , leather, gloves, furniture and toys are the principal articles of export to Great Britain.
Materials for porcelain , including flint, feldspar and kaolin, abound in the east portion of the Piedmont, the kaolin chiefly in Cecil county, and material for mineral paint in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, as well as farther north-west.
Glass and to a less extent porcelain are attacked by caustic potash ley, slowly in the cold, more readily on boiling. Devoted to travel, he was in commissioned by the minister of public instruction to study the religions of the Far East, and the museum contains many of the fruits of this expedition, including a fine collection of Japanese and Chinese porcelain and many objects relating not merely to the religions of the East but also to those of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Manufactures are almost confined to the spinning of hemp, and the making of coarse cloth, porcelain , earthenware and cutlery.
Ceramics from the Greek word "keramos", which means clay are products that are produced by sintering clays and mixtures of clays with mineral additives. As a result of heat treatment, ceramics acquires properties that determine its widespread use in various sectors of the national economy. Ceramics is unparalleled in terms of the physicochemical, mechanical, and artistic and aesthetic properties. It is used in everyday life dishes, ceramics, vases, paintings , used in construction, in art. The main types of ceramics can be distinguished: terracotta, majolica, faience, porcelain.
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Tin-glazed Majolica plate from Faenza , Italy. Tin-glazed pottery is pottery covered in glaze containing tin oxide which is white, shiny and opaque. See tin-glazing. The pottery body is usually made of red or buff colored earthenware and the white glaze was often used to imitate Chinese porcelain. Tin-glazed pottery is usually decorated, the decoration applied to the unfired glaze surface by brush as metallic oxides, commonly cobalt oxide , copper oxide , iron oxide , manganese dioxide and antimony oxide.
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The invention of a white pottery glaze suitable for painted decoration, by the addition of an oxide of tin to the slip of a lead glaze, was a major advance in the history of pottery. The invention seems to have been made in Iran or the Middle East before the ninth century. The term is now used for a wide variety of pottery from several parts of the world, including many types of European painted wares, often produced as cheaper versions of porcelain styles. English generally uses various other terms for well-known sub-types of faience. Italian tin-glazed earthenware, at least the early forms, is called maiolica in English, Dutch wares are called Delftware , and their English equivalents English delftware , leaving "faience" as the normal term in English for French, German, Spanish, Portuguese wares and those of other countries not mentioned it is also the usual French term, and fayence in German.
Lenville J. Search the WEB for more information about artifacts. The purpose of this guide is to provide a general introduction to some of the historic artifacts recovered from archaeological sites in the Upper Sangamon Basin of east-central Illinois. Most of the field work has focused on the Mahomet area, but these sites are considered typical of material from the larger study area. The time frame is generally from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the First World War Many crafts underwent industrialization and technological change during this period. These changes sometimes left temporally sensitive indications at the level of the artifact.
T HE revelations of the Centennial Exhibition set our potters to thinking and stimulated them to greater competition. Never before was such an impetus given to any industry. The best productions of all nations were sent here and exhibited beside our own modest manufactures, and it was only too apparent that America had been left behind in the race.
Historicism and Art Nouveau in nineteenth-century decorative arts were the result of a fellowship that developed soon after between science, industry, art, and education, in part to supply the rapidly growing industrial society with contemporary-style home furnishings. The decoration of these objects was based on the intellectual foundations of historicism: reverence and adaptation of past historical forms and designs combined with innovation and the expansion of available technologies. In the case of ceramics, nineteenth-century scientific research at European factories promoted experimentation by ceramic craftsmen to revive forgotten historical forms, production techniques, and firing processes, which ultimately made possible the development of a modern style.
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Tin-glazed pottery is earthenware covered in lead glaze with added tin oxide  which is white, shiny and opaque see tin-glazing for the chemistry ; usually this provides a background for brightly painted decoration. It has been important in Islamic and European pottery , but very little used in East Asia.