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PORCELAIN, BONE CHINA - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PORCELAIN, BONE CHINA
Category:
PORCELAIN
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1830-1900
Defining Attributes:
Thin, white, vitreous, nearly translucent paste.

Surface glaze is white or light ivory and glossily reflective, with little evidence of imperfections. While well-bonded to the paste, the glaze is apparent in cross section.

Examples with decoration generally have overglaze polychrome enamel and gilded designs. Floral patterns are very common, but a wide variety of design motifs can occur.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
PLATE
PLATTER
TEA POT
VASE
Comments:
Published Definitions:
Hughes and Hughes 1960