It has been defined as ware with a translucent body containing a minimum of 30% of phosphate derived from animal bone and calculated calcium phosphate.
Developed by English potter Josiah Spode, bone china is known for its high levels of whiteness and translucency, and very high mechanical strength and chip resistance.
Porcelain derives its present name from the old Italian porcellana (cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell.
Porcelain can informally be referred to as "china" or "fine china" in some English-speaking countries, as China was the birthplace of porcelain making.
Not everyone is looking for replacements, but we often have people looking to extend a setting, or perhaps they might want to find a matching serving dish.
You can browse by manufacturer below, or use the search bar at the top of the page.The Wedgwood Collector is faced with many imitators and unscrupulous rival manufacturers who either traded on a relationship to the Wedgwood family by marking their wares so that the uninformed might buy them thinking that they were getting Wedgwood quality or left their products unmarked so that the buyer might attribute their work to the Wedgwood potteries.Some of the imitators' work is quite good and would grace a collection of 18th and 19th century English potters work.by Richard Luckin This reference has hundreds of pictures of china from Railroad, Traction Lines, Railroad Restaurants, Steamship, and numerous other commercial patterns. An outstanding reference including over 400 pages and over 50 pages of color pictures. Each letter was impressed separately and and the mark is uneven and often in curved shape. These marks were used through 1769.1775 Jasper perfected and introduced 1777 Jasper dip introduced 1780 Death of Thomas Bentley and the end of the Bentley and Wedgwood partnership 1805 underglaze blue printing introduced 1806 Lustre introduced 1812 First printed mark 1827-41 Francis Wedgwood in partnership with Josiah II and Josiah III 1860 Majolica introduced.