Excerpt from A Manual for China Painters: Being a Practical and Comprehensive Treatise on the Art of Painting China and Glass With Mineral Colors
But this is not the most deplorable feature; one of the most common, in connection with these colors - which are manufactured by and Obtained from an authentic source, and already have regularly recognized names is to introduce them under a multiplicity of fictitious designations, which inevitably tends to mystify and embarrass the _unsuspicious novice, ignorant of the practice of these methods.
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