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Baidunzi (Petuntze) (Small white bricks)

Better known under the name petuntse. Literally means "small white bricks" earlier believed to be the sole ingredient of Chinese porcelain. Later thought to mean the china stone, which mixed with kaolin, produces porcelain clay. Actually these clay bricks are the transportation shapes of any clay needed in porcelain production.

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