What is a bone china dinnerware? When you say ‘bone china’, it involves several processes during the manufacturing. Moreover, it includes an ingredient called the bone ash that symbolizes the sets apart from fine china. Hence, the absence of this particular component in your dinnerware will not be considered as “bone” china but rather an ordinary china ware.
These kind of dishes or pottery are normally much more expensive compared to other china. This is so, because the process involves intensive labor which is manifest in this kind of dinnerware.
A piece of this set contains at least 25% of bone ash which makes it elegant and luxuriously beautiful. Bone china is the finest china available, popular for its thin design, creamy white color, and elegance. The bone ash incorporated provides the added strength to the dinnerware, so much more that it makes the sets white in color and translucent.
Generally speaking, these dinnerware set trademark and patterns are registered and are carved or printed under each piece. Although through the years of use, the trademarks will eventually wear out, it’s good to know that the authenticity can easily be verified.
Actually you can check the authenticity yourself. How? You may hold a piece directly against the light, if you see your fingers through it then it is definitely authentic. To ensure further, you can also flick the edge of a cup which will supposedly give a certain sound that only a real bone china ware may produce. However, identifying the correct sound needs practice to gain its mastery in detecting the authenticity sound.
Antique Aynsley bone china tea cup
White bone china dinnerware may look fragile, but it is actually stronger than it appears to be. Nonetheless, it should still be handled with care and hand washed with a mild soap although some dinner sets are marked with ‘dishwasher safe’.
We strongly discourage the use of dishwasher detergents since they are very harsh and may fade the trademarks overtime. Needless to say, that your elegant bone china set may have chipped off caused by the other dishes in the dish-washing machine during the process. This type of dinner sets may come in patterns of gold or metallic edges and bands, thus it should not be used in microwaves for heating food.
Bone china dinnerwares have been in this world for many generations and have been noted as one of the best heirlooms of families. Best for keepsakes and gifts to your dearest love ones. Wives especially, would be delighted to have a set of these exceptionally classy dinner wares on her table set-up.