Blue Willow (A.K.A. “Willow Blue”) is one of the most popular lines of fine china out there, and has been in production since the 1700s. Because of the immense popularity of the design, many makers have put their own spin on it, including Spode and Johnson Brothers.
What is the most popular Lenox china pattern?
Lenox china patterns, including Eternal (1965) and Federal Platinum (1991), consistently rank among the most popular nationwide.
Which is better fine bone china or porcelain?
High quality fine bone china contains at least 30% bone ash, enabling thin, walled pieces to be made with a more delicate appearance and translucency compared to porcelain, and allowing for greater chip resistance and durability. Fine bone china is thinner and lighter in weight than porcelain.
What ceramic is a fine kind of china?
Porcelain is a mix of kaolin, flint and feldspar to create china. It is fired at the highest kiln temperatures possible, meaning it is safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave and oven.
Why is fine china so expensive?
Why is bone china so expensive? Lightweight yet durable, bone china is usually more expensive than other china thanks to pricier materials (yep, the bone ash) and the extra labor required to make it. But not all bone china is created equal—the quality depends on how much bone is in the mixture.