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Kintsugi tea jar by Eiraku Tokuzen made in the second half of the 19th century: Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending a broken vessel with resin mixed with precious metals like gold. This accentuates the "history" of the object, even its brokenness, and makes it a thing of beauty. You can see the gold lines on this tea jar. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)