(See ???Craquelure???)<br><br>Perpendicular disruption; fine cracks appearing in any of the painting???s layers. Crackle Examples <br><br>In ceramic glazes, a network of fine craze lines, produced intentionally or accidentally, especially associated with oriental and modern porcelain. Also, in oil painting, when the paint's surface is broken by a network of small cracks.Example: China, Canton, Footed Bowl, late 18th, early 19th century, crackle-craze underglaze, off-white and blue, 2 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, height of foot 1/2 inch. Enlargement of the inverted view. This was made expressly for export.