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The word, china, is commonly used as a generic name for all dinnerware but there are several different kinds. Most them are ceramic which are means they are made from clay. After the clay has been shaped and fired for the first time, the pattern is applied. Next a glaze which is glass like coating is applied. This seals the plate & design and gives it its particular finish. Then the ware is fired again.
Porcelain or Fine China Porcelain has been produced in the Orient since the earliest periods of civilization. It wasn't made in Europe until slightly over 200 years ago. The ware is called China in honor of those who first made it.
The ultimate in dinnerware, china, is made from a combination of clays -kaolin, quartz, and feldspar. It is very hard and extremely durable. Fine china is vitrified which literally means glass like. It is fired in a kiln at a very high temperature so that it is non porous, hard and smooth. Fine china is translucent, which means that if you hold a dinner plate up to the light and pass your hand behind it, you will see your hand's shadow.

Bone China is porcelain that contains animal ash, mostly ox bone, The bone is burned and ground to a fine powder. This gives the ware strength and whitens it. One difference between porcelain and bone china is the whiteness of bone china. Another is the translucence of bone china: holding it to a light with your hand behind the china should reveal the shadow of your hand. Porcelain will not do so.
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Is Fine bone china microwave safe?

In general, fine bone china is microwave safe. Where the items have  gold or platinum band detail on them, these are not suitable for  the microwave.

Is bone china kosher?

Yes. It's not a food, so it can't be treif, and thus can't impart treifness to food that is put on it, even if it's hot.

Is old fine bone china dishwasher safe?

  Not really, the glaze over the years may be chipped or have tiny nearly invisible cracks. Prolonged exposure to very hot water (as in a dish washer) will cause water to

Difference between fine China and vitreous China?

Vitreous china had additional coating and baking to be more durable, stain resistant and easier to clean. In other words, it adds a porcelain finish to the china. It was mostl

What is the difference between fine bone China and China?

  Several processes are involved in the making of bone china, but the ingredient that sets it apart from fine china, is the component of bone ash that is included in its m

What is the difference between opalware and bone china?

Bone china is a durable and translucent china that contains some  calf bone to help the mixture set. Opalware is a pale white ceramic  that is also known as porcelain.  

What is royal standard fine bone china worth?

Royal Standard Fine Bone China could be worth just a few dollars to  several hundred for a complete set. The price requested is usually  dependent upon the demand of the cro

What is the most collectible bone china?

The most collectible bone china is a matter of some debate, but  some of the most highly valued pieces come from manufacturers like  Shelley, Weyman and Brothers, and Voigt