Bone China

A porcelain body developed in Britain in the late 18th century, which included a large amount (up to 50%) of bone ash. This body had the  advantage of being white, translucent, and durable, the latter meaning the ‘thermal shock’ of hot/cold water being applied to the body was absorbed very well. As a result, pouring…

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Cantonese

A style originating in Canton/Guangzhou, ceramics & enamels with distinct rich grounds & panels of figures, a.k.a. Rose Medallion

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Drybody

Describes a fine-textured, vitrified stoneware pottery that needs no glaze to retain liquids – so it keeps a ‘dry-body’.

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Zaccagnini – Italian pottery manufactory, 1905-1960’s

Zaccagnini was an Italian pottery manufactory, manufacturing 1905-1960’s in Florence. Originally making historical Della-Robia majolica type pieces in the Renaissance manner, they moved on to become forerunners in the ‘Hollywood Regency’ style. Their design success led to a thriving export market. A 1928 move to a hilltop factory led to the use of the ‘Z’…

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