China and porcelain are fine, translucent and strong and therefore ideal for use in the home. Plain white china and porcelain may be fired twice - a biscuit firing and a glaze firing - and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Decorated china and porcelain is fired for a third time. Coloured china and porcelain may have been decorated in one of the following ways: • hand-painted / hand sprayed • transfer (sometimes referred to as decal; applied either 'in-glaze' or ' on-glaze')
We recommend the following care instructions for china and porcelain: • most china and porcelain is microwave and dishwasher safe and is back-stamped accordingly on the base • plain white china and porcelain is dishwasher safe • plain white china porcelain may be warmed in the oven but is not oven-proof • items that are NOT marked dishwasher safe should be hand washed • do not put any items with a metallic décor in the microwave.