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Tin glaze

Tin oxide is a colorant that makes glaze opaque, thus enabling it to cover terra-cotta clay, thus providing a surface to lay a painted decoration. It was the interaction between the Islamic world and China around 850 A.D. that led to the development of tin-glaze in Persia, as a result of the the Persians’ desire to imitate white Chinese porcelain.

 

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