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Table 2 The morphological features and compositional differences of hare’s fur samples

From: The microstructure of multicolor hare’s fur glaze: the correlation between morphological and compositional characteristics and glaze color

Type Morphological features Compositional differences
Silver hare’s fur glaze (1) Indistinct boundaries
(2) Silvery hare’s fur area: dendritic, uniformly-distributed, small-sized and highly-covered ε-Fe2O3 crystals
(3) Black glaze area: evenly distributed nanoscale crystals
(1) The highest SiO2 in all areas
(2) The lowest Fe2O3 in all areas
(3) Relatively high-level CaO in hare’s fur area
Gold hare’s fur glaze (1) Distinct boundaries
(2) Golden hare’s fur area: dendritic, inhomogeneous and relatively low-covered crystals, mainly small-sized crystals and sporadically single large-sized crystals or crystal clusters with large scale feather-like dendrites at the border
(3) Black glaze area: no obvious crystals
(1) The highest Fe2O3 in the hare’s fur area
(2) The lowest SiO2 in all areas
(3) The highest CaO in all areas
Yellowish-brown hare's fur glaze (1) Indistinct boundaries
(2) Yellowish-brown hare’s fur area: amorphous iron-rich materials with honeycomb structures, occasionally emerged large-sized crystal clusters with feather-like dendrites at the margin, large inter-crystalline gaps with the lowest crystal coverage
(3) Black glaze area: no obvious crystal structures
(1) The highest Al2O3 in all areas
(2) The relative low-level of CaO in the hare’s fur area