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Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Ancient methods of producing lustre effects are briefly described as a background to the introduction of platinum for this purpose. There follows a short history of the uses of platinum for producing bright and matt-surfaced decorations on ceramic glazes.


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