The main difference between porcelain and fine bone china is the inclusion of up to 50 percent bone ash in the porcelain mixture that makes up bone china. China is also typically fired at a lower temperature than porcela... More »

Diane is a pattern of porcelain dishes made by Wade Fine China of Japan. The pattern was produced in the 1970s and has been retired, as of 2014. The Diane pattern includes a light-blue floral design with beige-and-silver... More »

Fine china is made by heating clay until mullite and glass form within it. Mullite strengthens the clay and increases its tolerance of drastic temperature changes. The final result is a smooth, strong and hard white mate... More » Home & Garden Appliances

Stoneware scratches more easily than porcelain. Porcelain is comparatively difficult to scratch, as it is the hardest man-made material aside from industrial diamonds. More »

Identifying porcelain pottery markings involves comparing them to photographs in porcelain collectors' guides and consulting experienced porcelain enthusiasts. The length of time required to identify a mark depends on it... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Pottery & Ceramics

A broken porcelain, such as a dinner plate, may be glued together using different types of epoxy, with the cracks and smaller missing pieces filled in with epoxy filler. Certain tools will also be needed for the task and... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Pottery & Ceramics

China markers are used to write on slick or non-porous surfaces, such as glass, metal or plastic. They can also be used for art applications to prevent smearing during the sketching process. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Pottery & Ceramics