High quality fine bone china contains at least 30% bone ash, enabling thin, walled pieces to be made with a more delicate appearance and translucency compared to porcelain, and allowing for greater chip resistance and durability. Fine bone china is thinner and lighter in weight than porcelain.
Is porcelain or bone china more durable?
Bone china is usually thinner and the glaze is smoother than porcelain china. The glaze, however, is not as durable as porcelain china since it is softer. Bone china starts the same way as porcelain china but includes an extra ingredient, bone ash. Bone ash gives the body of the plate a unique milky white color.
Is bone china better than ceramic?
From the product grade analysis: bone china is much higher grade than ordinary ceramics. For a long time, bone china is a special porcelain of the British royal family and nobles. It is the only high-grade porcelain that is recognized in the world. It has both the dual value of use and art.
What is the difference between porcelain china and bone china?
Bone china has a more off-white color than porcelain. Porcelain is also more durable and feels heavier in your hand than bone china. Typically the words “bone china” are marked on the bottom of a piece of bone china. If you hold china up to a light, you will see that bone china is more translucent than fine china.
Is bone china bad for health?
With zero lead and cadmium content, bone china is regarded as the safest tableware, with the bone ash ingredient in its raw material, it is beneficial for peoples health too, as the bone ash contains elements that are beneficial for peoples health.
Should I use bone china?
Here are some reasons to re-consider buying and using bone china: Bone china comes from burnt bone ash and a piece of bone china crockery, like a teacup, can contain anywhere between 35-50% bone ash and residue. That makes it practically animal based. On rare occasion, human bone ash has been found in fine china.