(Closed) Fine China: What’s the difference between porcelain and bone china?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

From my understanding Porcelain is a type of ceramic used for making dishes and things like that, Bone China is a type of Porcelain that contains bone ash

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Bone china is made of real bone, making it thinner, more durable, and better quality. You can see the difference better if you hold up two plates against a light source. The bone china will be transluscent (you can see the light through it).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

in my experiance, bone china is much much less likely to chip

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