If you like the look of super-white bone china, simply hold it up to the light. Bone china is translucent, so if its real bone china, you should see your hand through it. (Yes, it really is made with bones!) And even though it looks thin and delicate, its the strongest china you can get.
How can you tell the difference between bone china and porcelain?
Bone china has a more off-white color than porcelain. Porcelain is also more durable and feels heavier in your hand than bone china. Typically the words “bone china” are marked on the bottom of a piece of bone china. If you hold china up to a light, you will see that bone china is more translucent than fine china.
How do I know if something is bone china?
Bone china has a warmer off-white color than porcelain. The words bone china are often marked on the underside of a piece of bone china. Porcelain looks bright white to the naked eye and it is more durable and weighty when compared to bone china.
Whats the difference between bone china and fine china?
Fine China vs Bone China Fine china is made through a combination of mixed clays, kaolin, feldspar, and quartz. The main difference between the two is that bone china has cow bone ash mixed in the ceramic material. The firing temperature is relatively lower compared to fine china due to the bone ash material.