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Blue Chintz Six Cup Teapot
Blue Chintz Six Cup Teapot
SKU: blue chintz tp
Your Price: $85.95
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English Chintz is a lovely pristine white 6 cup teapot decorated with lovely blue roses by Roy Kirkham.

Dishwasher and microwave oven safe.

Made in England.

Product Detailed Description
English Chintz is a white 6 cup teapot decorated with soft blue roses by Roy Kirkham. The round teapot has a nostalgic feel with a touch of romance. The shape and soft shades of blue make this a teapot that blends with most decors and settings.

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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