The result of the firing process color tends to be more of a “cool” white as opposed to China ware that is usually a warmer white color.

The second firing process is typically is hotter than that used for China ware.

The composition of the kaolin ingredient is usually more malleable than the clay used for china ware. Genuine porcelain tends to be heavier than China ware and Bone China.

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China ware difference is not only in the color shade, but also in the way it is fired.

Where Porcelain becomes vitrified during the second firing (second firing is hotter than first firing).

China ware is vitrified during a single firing. Generally, the temperature of this firing of china is a little less that its predecessor.

Bone China

You will notice that Bone China is lighter and more refined than Porcelain.

Bone China ceramics is produced using a translucent white ceramic clay containing at least 25% bone ash.

In England, the percentage of bone ash must be at least 50% for a piece to be considered Bone China.

Bone China tends to be slightly translucent in nature and it is often used in thin-walled pieces, exhibiting a delicate, refined look.

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