Chinese for 'secret decoration'. The description reders to a delicate design incised or scored on a porcelain body before glazing and only visible when the finished piece is held against the light. It occurs rarely in the MING DYNASTY porcelain of the yongzheng emperor's reign (1723-35).
(from the article `pottery`) During the 18th century the white wares of Ching-te-chen were made mostly for the home market, though a few were exported. They included examples of ... ...ware was developed into a hard white porcelain that no longer reveals the touch of the potter`s hand. The practically invisible designs sometimes ... ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/66
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