White porcelain is made of porcelain billet with very low iron content and fired with pure transparent glaze, so it looks pure and flawless, elegant and unsophisticated, giving people the aesthetic feeling of nature. In the long history of Chinese ceramics, the emergence of white porcelain has epoch-making significance, because it not only broke the domination of celadon since the Shang Dynasty but more importantly, it created conditions for the production of flower porcelain, especially colored porcelain.
Why Choose White Porcelain Dinnerware?
Compared with other kinds of dinnerware, we can find that there are several advantages of White Porcelain Dinnerware. To be more specific, we can explain the reasons why choosing white porcelain dinnerware from the next three aspects.
There is no doubt that white porcelain dinnerware is extremely durable. Stepping into the porcelain dinnerware manufacturer, you will find that the production process of white porcelain catering dinnerware is inseparable from the finished products of chemical materials.
From dishes, rice bowls, spoons, spoons, and high-end teacups, most of the current white porcelain is “magnesium porcelain” dinnerware. The raw material of porcelain mud is rich in magnesium silicate, and its processing and sintering temperature is 1380℃. Magnesium porcelain as white as jade, crystal smooth. Magnesium porcelain has high strength, acid and alkali resistance, no lead toxicity, easy to-wash performance, can withstand the impact of turbulence, is not easy to damage, more suitable for machine washing, high-temperature cooking, and disinfection, electric oven continuous high temperature and microwave heating and another modern lifestyle.
Next is “magnesium-reinforced porcelain” dinnerware. Porcelain mud with magnesium stone powder is fired at 1340℃. It has high strength, low brittleness, high whiteness, smooth glaze, high-temperature resistance, cold resistance, not easy to scratch, and other characteristics, and does not contain lead and other chemicals. It is a pollution-free green dinnerware and environmental protection dinnerware.
Wide Range of Style Choice
In addition to its durability, the wide range of style choices is also worth mentioning.
In modern ceramic design, both batch machinery products or a single piece of handmade product is an implementation of the process of designing ideas. From the design idea to the finished product is a masterpiece of human thinking.
The long history of ceramic firing shows the extraordinary evolution of ceramic materials. In the matrix and potential of traditional spirit and skills, ceramic materials are constantly updated. New materials have inspired new design thinking and new forms of composition. The styles of white porcelain will form their own orientations due to different regions, nationalities, times, environments, and customs, thus forming a variety of styles.
There are seven main types of common white porcelain, they are Xingyao white porcelain, Northern Song Ru kiln, Dingyao white porcelain, Yuan dynasty white porcelain, Dehua white porcelain, sweet white glazed porcelain, and egg white glazed porcelain.
Regardless of the type of white porcelain, it is characterized by 4 types: white glaze, sweet white glaze, blue and white glaze, and ivory white. Moreover, there are also various printing which you can choose as you like. Hence, Based on so many kinds of types and printings, white porcelain dinnerware have a wide range of style choice.
Compared with other types of dinnerware, the cost-effective of white porcelain dinnerware is relatively high. Because white porcelain is better than other dinnerware in terms of durability and aesthetics. However, the so-called penny for the price, in most cases, the price of white porcelain is determined by its quality, and there are differences in the use of raw materials to the presentation of finished product quality in different price ranges. Below, we will take the white porcelain cup as an example to make a rough comparison from the aspects of raw materials and quality.
Price range: ＄0.14-1.4 (1-10 RMB)/piece
Porcelain clay raw material: ordinary
Description: the color is mostly pure white, the color is not warm enough, the texture is not delicate enough, and the hand feeling is poor.
Price range: ＄1.4-14 (10-100 RMB)/piece
Porcelain clay raw material: ordinary
Description: pure white, ivory white, milky white. The color is relatively warm, the texture is smooth, the hand feel is better, and the light transmission is relatively even practices.
Price range: ＄14-140 (100-1000RMB) / piece
Porcelain clay raw material: good
Description: mostly ivory white, sweet white, and milky white. The color is warm and moist like jade, the texture is firm, the glaze is smooth and delicate; the light transmittance is good, uniform, and soft.
Price range: ＄140-700 (1000-5000 RMB) / piece
Porcelain clay raw material: high quality
Description: White porcelain cups in this price range, in addition to the excellent quality of white porcelain itself, there are usually some blessings of famous kilns and extremely small output; It will also work harder on the shape, and there is a certain artistic value in it.
Famous French Porcelain Dinnerware Brands
French porcelain manufacturing has been around for more than 300 years, most notably porcelain from Limoges in the center and Sevres near Paris.
Influenced by Parisian artists, Limoges not only produced white porcelain for domestic use but began to diversify in the shape of porcelain, developing in the direction of Art Deco, its representative as Puya dinnerware produced with the enamel-making process, it also represented Limoges in the Universal Exposition of 1878. In the mid-eighteenth century, the center of European porcelain industry shifted from Meissen in Germany to France, and Limoges porcelain production expanded rapidly, entering a “golden age”, and its products were regarded as “table art”, and Limoges became synonymous with French porcelain. The Royal Porcelain Factory of Sèvres in the southwestern suburbs of Paris was built in 1756 to produce porcelain for the French royal family.
The Sèvres Porcelain Factory was a famous imitation workshop of Chinese porcelain at that time, from which various Chinese porcelain products were processed, imitated and redecorated, and sent to all parts of the country for the purchase and treasure of royalty, nobility, and collectors. Later, it became a national porcelain factory, and its products were famous all over the world, and the French president often used its products as gifts to state guests. It has become a typical French official kiln, and France is currently the only country in the world that produces official kiln porcelain.
And Bernardaud porcelain from south-central France is the designated porcelain brand for court banquets in many countries, including the Russian Tsar, French Napoleon, and Queen Elizabeth of England.
Appearance level is justice. There have been many popular designs of porcelain dinnerware these years.
Food strengthens people’s bodies, while beautiful dinnerware strengthens people’s minds. Ceramics make a subtle interpretation of the beautiful ware. In the following material, let’s take a look at some of those beautiful popular pieces of porcelain.
Gradient blue porcelain dinnerware
The quiet, deep beauty
The glaze is delicate and glossy, and the natural and simple tone shows the quiet and deep beauty. Beautiful broad blue, and pure clean white match a clear and refreshing temperament. Beautiful utensils can always make people love cooking more.
Sunshine and health
Each utensil carries sunshine and health, full of heart and mission. In this long long time, static looks at the time like water. I’m afraid few people will refuse color, each color seems to have emotional and personality traits, we use color to give objects emotional elements, and decorate the living space.
Hotel & Restaurant
While eating in the hotel or restaurant, you’ll find that porcelain dinnerware is widely applied now. Compared with plastic and stainless steel dinnerware, ceramic dinnerware is relatively easy to clean. Moreover, it is more beautiful and guests can have a better dining experience
Catering & Branding
With the improvement of science and technology and economy, the ceramic industry has achieved rapid development, porcelain products continue to emerge, and they pay more attention to corporate brands. Not only the French white porcelain dinnerware brands mentioned above, but also countries around the world have developed their own well-known set meal dinnerware brands. The ceramic industry in the catering industry burst out a huge development momentum.
Promotion & Gifts
Exquisite and practical, white porcelain dinnerware has extended to other fields besides catering. Some porcelain factories have also begun to upgrade the quality of porcelain in a more high-end direction. The French President often gave the porcelain as gifts to state guests. At some festivals, we also give porcelain as gifts to others.
- Please try to buy porcelain dinnerware in formal brand ceramic stores, rather than cheap in the street to buy fake and inferior ceramic produced by informal manufacturers.
- Pay attention to the color of the dinnerware, touch the dinnerware surface with your hand, and see whether the inner wall is smooth, concave, and convex is proof of glaze color decoration, try not to buy;
- Do not buy porcelain that has a pungent smell or excessively bright color. In order to make the color bright, manufacturers will add some heavy metal additives in the glaze, therefore, the more bright the color of dinnerware, the more likely to exceed the standard of heavy metal.
- Under normal circumstances, the inner wall of the plate, bowl, and cup should not have patterns, because there are heavy metals such as lead in the glaze decoration, especially the dinnerware that is directly in contact with our mouth, and long-term consumption is not good for the human body.