Bone china porcelain plate, about 1897. Museum no. Circ.70-1970.

Bone china porcelain plate, about 1897. Museum no. Circ.70-1970.

Bone china
Minton & Co, Stoke on Trent
England
About 1897
Transfer printed with enamel painting
Museum no. Circ.70-1970

Porcelain

Porcelain describes ceramics with a white body fired at a high temperature.

Bone china is a porcellanous body developed in the eighteenth century in Staffordshire and is still produced today. It contains a high proportion of bone ash in combination with china clay and china stone.