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Fine Bone China

Fine bone china is a soft-paste porcelain made up of kaolin, bone ash, and feldspathic material. It contains a minimum of 30 percent phosphate derived from animal bone and calculated calcium phosphate. It is known for a high level of whiteness and translucency while remaining chip resistant. Up until the late twentieth century, bone china was almost entirely produced in England, which is why it is sometimes referred to as English porcelain.

Bone china was first created in East London in 1748 by Thomas Frye. Because his porcelain factory at the time was located near cattle markets, he had easy access to the animal bones that are needed to produce bone china. In the latter part of the eighteenth century, Josiah Spode introduced stoke china, which was a development... Read more

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March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USA

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