You might have seen plenty of “life hack” videos online that show people submerging two broken pieces of a plate in milk, letting the pieces sit for hours and next thing you know the two pieces are joined together. Do know however that this simple method works only for hairline cracks and glaze cracks.

Chinaware that has larger cracks, and those that have been shattered to many different pieces, however, will require other methods of repairing. You can also use filler epoxy to fill in the gaps. But for more delicate pieces, or those that you find too risky to do the fixing on your own, you will probably be better off by sending the broken pieces to a professional studio that specializes in china restoration and conservation.

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