What Are Brands of Fine China Dinnerware?


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Brands offering fine china dinnerware include Ralph Lauren, Charter Club, Lenox, the Hotel Collection, Waterford and Mikasa. Bernardaud, Cru, Denby and Donna Karan Lenox also make fine china dinnerware, as do Gorham, Jay Imports and even Kate Spade. Fine china differs from ordinary china because it contains cow bone ash, notes fine china retailer Noritake.

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What Are Brands of Fine China Dinnerware?
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Some retailers offer only fine china, while others, like Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren, provide consumer products in many categories. Among the companies providing china, some specialize in general serving ware, while others focus on glassware or cutlery. Prices vary among these products, and range from below $50 to over $500. Factors influencing price include brand, quality and number of pieces per set.

When looking for fine china, customers should look for dinnerware with at least 30 percent cow bone ash, which indicates high quality, according to Noritake. Patterns of fine chinaware range from simple, elegant white to floral patterns and plates with elegant gold and silver trim or geometric designs.

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