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Alpine Strawberry Mugs Set of Three
Alpine Strawberry Mugs Set of Three
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Set of three Lancaster shape bone china mugs by Roy Kirkham decorated in a lovely summer pattern of bight, red strawberries and yellow bees by Roy Kirkham.

Each 10 ounce mug measures 4.25 inches high x 3 inches wide x 4 inches long.

Dishwasher and microwave oven safe.

Made in England.

Set of three Lancaster style Alpine Strawberry bone china mugs.

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Set of three Lancaster style bone china mugs decorated in a lovely summer pattern of bight, red strawberries and yellow bees by Roy Kirkham. These extra large bone china mugs feature red strawberries that look ready to pick from the garden with bumble bees buzzing around hoping for some pollen from the strawberry blossoms.

Each 10 ounce mug measures 4.25 inches high x 3 inches wide x 4 inches long.

Dishwasher and microwave oven safe.

Made in England.

Set of three Lancaster style Alpine Strawberry bone china mugs.
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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