A fine-grain stone produced from the decomposition of feldspathic granite. Petuntze occurs in China, England and Wales. It primarily contains quartz, mica and fluorite. Also called China stone, petuntze was mixed with kaolin to make oriental porcelain. It is also used in glazes. Cornish stone is very similar (Mayer 1969).
Synonyms and Related Terms
petuntse; petunze; growanstone; China stone; Cornish stone
R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992