bone china


Definition of bone china

: translucent white china made with bone ash or calcium phosphate and characterized by whiteness

Examples of bone china in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lily Spicer, a spokeswoman for the trust that manages the official royal gift shops, said commemorative bone china pieces have been among the most popular items. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 The viewing took place in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, with the Queen looking back on some of the company's earliest designs from the 1950s alongside pieces from their current collections, including English fine bone china. Lanford Beard,, 24 Mar. 2022 History, both personal and wide-ranging, intermingles with elegance in the collection, and though these pieces are bone china, the original jasperware that started Bridges’s collection may one day boast a Harlem toile as well. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 28 Feb. 2022 Tea is served in custom bone china featuring Claridge's design, while guests can take in the surrounding 1930s art deco design of the Foyer & Reading Room. Kelsey Fowler, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2022 It's made of fine bone china and is 12 inches in diameter. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2021 Specifically, bone china is made up of at least 25% bone ash. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 30 June 2021 This botanical-print bone china tableware from Hermès is a top-seller at luxury retailer Geary’s, known for their registry service. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 7 June 2021 Made from new bone china, the collection is comprised of 51 pieces, including plates, bowls, cups, teapots and carafes, available in four colours: creamy white, soft grey, dusty rose and a vibrant coral. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 29 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bone china

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Bone china.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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