Large pink roses with lots of greenery decorate this six piece bone china tea set with a cream background by Heirloom. The bone china tea set includes a teapot, sugar/creamer set, and one cup and saucer sets. The tea set also includes a gold teapot warmer, gold plated teaspoon, and a chrome serving tray.
The most widely accepted interpretation of pink roses is grace and gentility. They are often given as a thank you or a congratulation. Pink roses are also given as an expressed happiness and joy, so are often used in bridal bouquets. Pink roses also are an expression of happiness. The receiver of pink roses will know they are a pleasure to behold and joy to be around. The giver of pink roses will be giving a heart-felt appreciation.
Giving this pattern of bone china would make a perfect engagement gift, wedding gift, or for that very special person in your life.
The tea set is trimmed in gold, so can not be used in a microwave oven.
Imported from 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.