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crackle

1. intentional crazing in the glaze of a piece of porcelain or pottery
2. porcelain or pottery so decorated
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Crackle

 

a network of fine cracks on the glazed surface of ceramic goods. Crackle is created for ornamental effect, using the difference in the expansion coefficients of the crock and the glaze during firing.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

crackle

In painting, a paint or lacquer designed to develop a network of fine cracks when applied over a softer undercoat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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