Bone china is generally more expensive compared to fine china due to its bone ash content. At this stage, there isnt a specific amount for bone china to be considered a high-quality piece.
Is bone china cheaper or more expensive?
Bone China, true to its name, is made from finely ground cow bone ash mixed with other ceramic materials. You may have noticed that Bone China tends to be far more expensive than Fine China. This is due to the cow bone ash material. However, the material wasnt intended to make the China stronger or chip-resistant.
Is bone china 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.
Is there a difference between china and bone china?
Bone china is usually thinner and the glaze is smoother than porcelain china. The glaze, however, is not as durable as porcelain china since it is softer. Bone china starts the same way as porcelain china but includes an extra ingredient, bone ash. Bone ash gives the body of the plate a unique milky white color.