China dolls are the most commonly recognized doll out side of the collectible world. Most popular with children back in the mid 1800s, china dolls had a glazed, porcelain surface which, depending on it's thickness, was often translucent to a certain degree.
A high quality clay fired at a high temperature.
Refer to porcelain from China but loosely used as substitue for procelain now
Strictly speaking, china means porcelain, but it is often used in a wider sense. A Canadian "china merchant," for example, dealt in all kinds of ceramic goods. A "china cupboard" is a place to keep ceramic wares.
is a catchall term used to describe dinnerware and dishes. Some different types of china include bone china, porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware. Bone china is the best china, and, along with porcelain, is considered fine china. Stoneware and earthenware are examples of casual china.
China is made from a clay and water mixture, coated with a liquid glaze and fired under extremely high temperatures to form a hard, scratch and stain resistant surface.
Glazed porcelain dolls. China has a shiny surface and is translucent by definition.
In the plumbing induatry that generally refers to porcelain china used in making toilets and lavatory sinks. China is a material that is made from clay and is glazed and high fired in a kiln. The finish is very hard and smooth. An excellent product for toilets and lavatories.
A term which usually refers to the bone china of England, but also is associated with vitreous white wares and porcelain.
Generally, porcelain dishes. Also includes earthenware objects.
This was originally an alternative name for Chinese porcelain, but from the 19th century it has predominantly been used to refer to bone china. However, in recent decades it has become more generic and people will often use it to refer to their collections and services even when they are in fact heavier earthenware or stoneware.
Glazed bisque or porcelain with a glossy finish
This term was originally used by the British for all ceramic imports from China and European imitations of it. Today, it implies a translucent white claybody covered with a glaze that is fired to a temperature lower than that to which the claybody is fired. See also bone china, porcelain.
it wasn't made in Europe until the 18th century, china was developed over 100 years ago in, not surprisingly, China. Once synonymous with porcelain, China is made when kaolin is mixed with petuntse, two forms of decomposed granite which fuse together in a very hot kiln to produce translucent clayware. If the item is opaque it is known as pottery.
A non-porous type of clayware made of special white clay and fired at exceptionally high temperatures. The finer grades are generally thin, translucent, resistant to shipping and ring clearly when struck. See also Fine China.
Porcelain. The first porcelain imported into Europe was from China.
1. A porcelain clay body, with up to one percent absorption, usually translucent; industry fires high to vitrification and glazes low; studio potters usually fire clay and glazes together to high temperatures by the traditional Asian method, or make low-fire porcelain by the European method. 2. Whiteware, vitreous and hard, sometimes translucent. 3. a general term used when discussing any kind of tableware.
A material made from a clay and water mixture, coated with liquid glaze and fired under extremely high temperature to form a hard, scratch and stain-resistant surface.