Bone China and White Porcelain
Pursuing the ideal “white”: From the desire to "make white, delicate and beautiful Western tableware," we spent 20 years and completed Japan's first dinner set using "White Porcelain" in 1914. Furthermore, by concentrating the technology and know-how cultivated, we succeeded in developing "Bone China" for the first time in Japan in 1932. Since then, many products using these two materials have been lined up as Noritake's main products. Which one should I choose? First of all, it goes without saying that you should choose a white that suits your taste, such as design and price, but both have the advantages that can only be produced with that product.
Both "Bone China" and "White Porcelain" are made from different raw materials and manufacturing methods, even though they are porcelain. How are the raw materials and manufacturing methods different?
Bone china, in which bone ash is mixed in the base material and fired with an oxidative flame, was invented in England in the 18th century, and Noritake was the first to accomplish this feat in Japan in 1932. With its creamy color created a feeling of softness and elegance with its pure transparency and luster, it can be said to be synonymous with high-class Western tableware. It fits nicely into the indirect lighting space that illuminates the room, and looks very beautiful, especially under soft lighting. Noritake's bone china has a warm texture that further enhance the design on the surface of the tableware.
Noritake was the first Japanese company to manufacture western-style white hard porcelain dinnerware. The white porcelain material, which is fired with high heat using high-quality raw materials, is characterized by its hardness, high whiteness, glossy shine, and excellent translucency. Off-white is characterized by a warm texture and a milky white hue. In a room where bright lighting is preferred, the elegant and beautiful "whiteness" of "white hard porcelain" stands out. In addition, the slightly bluish and refreshing "white" enhances the beauty of the ingredients.