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China – royal tea drinking

June 30th, 2009

Still any half a century ago porcelain and crystal in the house were considered as a narrow-mindedness sign. And now coffee, tea, lunch and other services are being carefully collected.
As Chinese porcelain was always out of competition, today we will talk about its European colleague. However, in spite of the fact that the china exists very much for a long time, there is still a lack of world-wide recognized marks.
Europeans managed to disclose secrets of the Chinese skill only in 18th century, earlier only wooden or clay utensils was used. It is interesting, that this opening has been made practically simultaneously in Germany and France. Only Germans have adjusted manufacture of so-called “firm” porcelain from the Dresden clay, and Frenchmen – “soft”, without kaolin application.
Already for hundred twenty years table porcelain of DM Rosenthal has been treated as royal porcelain all over the world. It combines skill, quality and art elegance. Distinctive feature of cups of this mark is that they are completely covered by glaze whereas others are simply polished at edges.
Coeval Rosenthal – Villeroy&Boch trade mark is not so grandiose, but is not less refined. Besides it is accessible not only to persons of “blue” blood as production shares on daily ware and for solemn occasions.
Two centuries ago Englishmen have tried to add kaolin into bone flour. Experiment has been very successful. Products turned out not only snow-white, but surprisingly strong. For example, it is considered, that factory Wedgwood cups can sustain weight in some tons (at correct distribution, certainly). Till now bone porcelain is produced and painted only manually by gold and platinum dropping.
The invention of English mark Worcester – is a so-called “jeweler” decor.

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