Invented in England in 1799 bone china is a particularly strong and bright type of British porcelain.
The revelation that bone china actually contains animal bone may come as a surprise! But it's the high calcium content of the animal bone that gives the bright white material its incredible strength & resilience.
Famed for its elegance and translucency, it is often assumed that bone china must be fragile. It is one of the hardiest ceramic materials available, however, and is much more chip-resistant than other types of pottery.
Brighter, thinner and stronger than other types of pottery - and translucent when held up to the sun - it's all things bright, beautiful and British!Continue reading