If you have ever been curious about Chinese Porcelain, then you are not alone. Most of us have heard about delicate and special Chinese porcelain being taken out when special guests come home, but we hardly know anything about the types, glazes, patterns, and characteristics. If you are to buy your own set, then there are four things about Chinese Porcelain that you must know.
4 Important Things About Chinese Porcelain
True Porcelain Is Translucent And Impermeable
The first time this material was manufactured in China’s Jingdezhen, it was known as ‘hard paste’ porcelain. All original porcelainware, except bone china, is a mixture of materials such as Kaolin and petuntse, which are mixed in a clay form and then given a shape and fired at 1300 degrees Celcius. When the material is exposed to such high heat, the petuntse becomes like glass and the kaolin makes it strong and stable. This vitrification process makes the porcelain translucent and impermeable in water.
Thinner Porcelain Is Better
If you are confused between two pieces of Chinese Porcelain, always remember that the thinner is better. It is a sign of high-quality and is tough to make. This thin-walled porcelain is made by hand and is more expensive also. Also, remember that imperfections on the surface are common if the porcelain is made by adding the liquid clay into the mold.
Beware Of Surface Painting On Antiques
If your porcelain contains some paintings on the surface, then beware of your shanghai process. It is fine if it is done on decorative vases, but if it is done on your cutlery, you should be aware of the harmful chemicals in the paint. Some paints may even contain heavy metals.
Form And Function Are Important
It can be given various shapes and is highly versatile. Its thickness may vary and it can be as delicate as an eggshell or can be very thick too. Porcelain teaware is very comfortable to hold and is easy to use. It should look beautiful and practical. It should also feel light-in-weight and balanced in the hand.
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Chinese Porcelain Tea Cup
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This concept came from the ceramics capital of the world, Fujian Province of China. Each cup has a smooth surface, glossy and high abrasion resistance. So hurry up and place your online orders now. This one is genuine and true porcelain and will remain an asset forever.