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Alpine Strawberry Breakfast Cup and Saucer
Alpine Strawberry Breakfast Cup and Saucer
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A pretty 16 ounce bone china cup and saucer by Roy Kirkham decorated with bright colorful red strawberries and cute little bees.

Dishwasher and microwave oven safe.

Made in England.

Product Detailed Description
A pretty 16 ounce bone china cup and saucer by Roy Kirkham decorated with bright colorful red strawberries and buds. The strawberries and blossoms are brightly colored and realistic looking with the leaves turning in different positions. A delightful summer motif cup and saucer perfect for enjoying a cup of tea.

The cup measures 3 1/2" tall and 4 1/4" across top, while the saucer measures 6 3/4" across. The back stamp contains the Roy Kirkham name, fine bone china, and England.

Alpine Strawberry large bone china breakfast cup and saucer by Roy Kirkham.
This is a first run breakfast cup and saucer as opposed to a second that can contain flaws in the shape of the cup and saucer and/or the decoration. Most bone china seconds are found on discount websites and online auctions.
 

Dishwasher and microwave oven safe.

Made in England.

Several processes are involved in the making of bone china, but the ingredient that sets it apart from porcelain is that bone ash is added during the manufacturing of the piece. This makes the piece lighter and more translucent than porcelain.

The processing of bone china is more elaborate and more expensive than other types of china, so the price is reflective of this more extensive process. This process also gives bone china mugs and teacups their thin rims and makes sipping a cup of tea more enjoyable. It is easy to tell if your piece is bone china or porcelain. Simple hold it up to the light and it will have a white, translucent look if it is bone china.

Bone china undergoes two firing processes. The first makes the product shrink causing about 20% of the pieces to break. The second firing happens after the piece is glazed to melt the glaze onto the piece. Those that do not crack or break during this stage are decorated with their final patterns. The decoration can be  hand painted, sprayed or decals are applied. Many pieces have gold, silvered, or colored paint applied to the rim.

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