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    What is the difference between bone china and porcelin?

    Which is the most practical , lightest weight and durable?

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    Bone China is porcelain that contains animal ash, mostly ox bone, The bone is burned and ground to a fine powder. This gives the ware strength and whitens it. The only difference between porcelain and bone china is the whiteness of bone china. Although I personally think porcelain is more durable and practical. Bone china is lighter and prettier.


    daren1

    what kind of a loser would know this !!lol xoxo
    Porcelain:
    Fine, or hard-paste, porcelain consists of Kaolin, a type of clay, feldspar, and possibly other materials. It is fired at about 1400 degress C.

    Bone China, on the other hand, is a mixture of this porcelain mixture and about 40 or 50 percent bone ash. The bone ash serves to whiten and slightly strengthen the porcelain, while reducing the necessary firing temperature by about 150-200 degrees C.

    mob

    Is bone china less ikely to break/chip? Isn't it more expensive?
    6dogs4us

    Since it is more durable it would be a little more resistant to breaking or chipping. Usually things that are "better" are also more expensive.


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