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    When photography ceramics such as you show my basic method is three soft boxes (I generally use louvers in them too): one right, one left and one above just out of the image area. I also use shiny reflectors behind the piece on each side to reflect light back at an angle toward the camera where it glances off the piece creating edge separation. Louvers in the softboxes will allow you to 1) keep light off the BG and 2) to use the overhead softbox to create a graduated BG on a sweep... In answer to your specific question, you will generally not be able to keep reflections such as the ones in the image you show from happening on shinny surfaces, however, if you use big enough softboxes and/or get them close the entire surface of the object being photographed will usually have the same reflection and it becomes much less of an issue (the object one notices then becomes those areas that do not have a reflection in them... ala, check the pots and pans advertisements out in the merchandise catalogs)...
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    Try dulling spray. You can get it at your local photot supplier. You might be quite surprised.

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    Buy some cheap translucent fabric at a fabric store. Build a tent over the object, with a small opening to shoot through. Light the outside of the tent with strobes, or take it outside and use natural light. Are the highlights still too specular? Double up the fabric. What you're going for is something like this
    "If You Push Something Hard Enough, It Will fall over" - Fudd's First Law of Opposition

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