Definition of Bone china

1. Noun. Fine porcelain that contains bone ash.

Generic synonyms: China

Definition of Bone china

1. Noun. an English form of porcelain made from clay mixed with bone ash ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bone China

bone Gla protein
bone abscess
bone ache
bone age
bone architecture
bone ash
bone banks
bone black
bone block
bone canaliculus
bone cancer
bone cell
bone cements
bone char
bone charcoal
bone china (current term)
bone conduction
bone corpuscle
bone cyst
bone cysts
bone demineralization technique
bone density
bone development
bone dry
bone dry(p)
bone dry unit
bone fat
bone fire
bone fires
bone fissure

Literary usage of Bone china

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States: An Historical Review of by Edwin Atlee Barber (1893)
"The earlier experiments made by Mr. Smith were attended with only partial success, but in 1865 he perfected a plain white ware for 112.—BONE-CHINA MUG ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Ceramics by William Percival Jervis (1902)
"... of Staffordshire manufacturers, who continued to make hard china at the New Hall Works, Shelton, from 1778 to 1810, when bone china superseded it. ..."

3. Industrial Chemistry: For Engineering Students by Henry Kreitzer Benson (1913)
"Modern soft porcelain is usually called china and is qualified as bone china, hotel china, Belleek china, etc. bone china is the typical English china and ..."

4. Transactions of the American Ceramic Society Containing the Papers and by American Ceramic Society (1906)
"Sample of normal shape, fine white color, very much like a good bone china, translucent. G4. Similar to No. 3. Not quite so white and thickly penetrated by ..."

5. A Brief History of Old English Porcelain and Its Manufactories: With an Louis Marc Solon by Louis Marc Solon (1903)
"Josiah Spode the second and the invention of the modern English bone china—He assumes the direction of the works in 1797, and produces his new porcelain ..."

6. Clay Products Cyclopedia, Containing Important Information for Every (1922)
"The limits of composition given for bone china are: 30-50% of bone ash, ... bone china is glazed with a lead boron glaze, most of which Is fritted and ..."

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