Pair of figurines, porcelain

Pair of figurines, porcelain

Stains

Low fired wares and soft-paste porcelain are prone to staining because of the inherent porosity of the ceramic body. Unglazed areas are particularly vulnerable, but stains can also occur in glazed ceramics if the glaze is cracked or damaged. Stains can be drawn into the body of the ceramic after contact with liquids, foodstuffs, metals or even from materials used to clean or repair objects.

Do not attempt to remove stains with water, solvents or proprietary cleaning products as these can cause the stain to spread, making it worse.