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Have you ever wondered where bone china got it's name?  Josiah Spode is credited for originating bone china about 1800 in England. The basic formula for bone china has remained the same for two centuries and consists of (6) parts bone ash, (4) parts china stone and (3 1/2) parts china clay. Bone china has many desirable attributes. It is easy to make, does not easily chip and produces a lovely white ivory color. To read more about bone china connect to articles by using the following links:

The Spode Museum Trust  Read about the history of Josiah Spode and bone china.

The  This website is an excellent resource for information on English potteries and is helpful in identifying pottery marks.

Spode Regent Bone China Trio