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A Guide to Bone China

A Guide to Bone China

The most elegant and opulent dinnerware available is believed to be bone china, which adds exquisite classical and modern style to any table, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

What is Bone China

Bone china is a kind of precious porcelain. Bone ash, porcelain clay, porcelain stone, or any combination thereof are mixed with porcelain clay and fired at a temperature a little lower than porcelain to make bone china. This results in a fragile, light substance that is milky white and almost.

Composition

Bone china is traditionally made using a mixture of 50% cremains, 25% kaolin, and 25% Cornish stone. The bone content must be at least 30% or higher than the industry minimum. And specific to different countries, this index is also different, but all above the industry standard.

Common Applications

The best porcelain used for tableware is thought to be bone china.  It is ideal for both day use and exceptional occasions due to its robustness, gorgeousness, chip resistance, and durability.

Bone China products are abundant. Such as plates, bowls, and teaware. And it is safe in microwave ovens, dishwashers, and ovens.

How to Identify Bone China

Traditional ceramics are the foundation of fine ceramics. It’s made from Chinese stone and Chinese white clay. In terms of raw materials, fine ceramics overcome the limitation that traditional ceramics use clay as the primary raw material, and instead use oxides, nitrides, silicides, borides, carbides, and so on. They are similar in many ways, but fine ceramics are more beautiful and more durable.

Porcelains and bone china are made in basically the same way.The process of making fine porcelain is straightforward. The clay is mixed with additives before being fired into the kiln. Mullite has a wide range of practical applications. Continue to paint patterns on the fired glaze after it has been successfully fired.The manufacture of “bone china” requires several stages, complex technology, and experienced experts and workers. Clay construction, mold molding and production, biscuit firing, coating, varnish firing, decoration, decal firing, and packaging are the eight key stages in the production process.

How to Keep Bone China in Top Condition?

Soak your pieces in white vinegar for three minutes before rinsing and towel drying them to remove hard water spots.
Remove coffee stains from mugs (as well as fork marks from plates) by rubbing a paste of baking soda and water over the tableware before rinsing and drying.
Prevent scratching and chipping your fine bone china tableware set, put it in a fabric storage case, or put segments of fabric, tissue paper or napkins between each piece when stacking.

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