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  • n. Alternative form of petunse.


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  • Kaolin is the very same with the clay called in Cornwall [Transcriber's note: word missing] and the petuntse is a granite similar to the Cornish moorstone.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • By putting the kaolin and the petuntse together in the right proportions, moulding the clay, and afterward applying to it a glaze of some sort the Chinese made their porcelain, and very beautiful porcelain it was.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • "Already I have told you that the Chinese made beautiful porcelains from kaolin and petuntse, two clays which produced a hard, semi-transparent china," he began.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • As the petuntse, which can only be found in China, melts, it is the kaolin that helps retain the piece's shape.


  • Gradually, however, it became better, until now -- although England turns out almost no true porcelain, that is, the scientifically blended kaolin and petuntse clays -- she makes some of the most beautiful and durable china manufactured anywhere. "

    The Story of Porcelain

  • But genuine porcelain is made from a mixture of quite different materials -- a mixture of decomposed feldspar known as kaolin, and petuntse. "

    The Story of Porcelain


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