Bone china is considered as the finest type of porcelain. Calcined bone ash makes up 50% of fine bone china’s properties. Without this ash component, the item is not considered as ‘authentic’ fine bone china. It has its own inherent qualities which are not found in most porcelain, most significant are:
- It has a silky white color compared to the common grayish color of porcelain.
- It is much more translucent than porcelain and tends to glow when lighted up from the inside
- It exudes a special aura when kept in a specially lighted space.
- It can be made thinner and finer-looking without sacrificing durability
- By history, it has a reputation as expensive and is associated with wealth and royalty