Porcelaine is a thin, translucent ceramic produced from kaolin by firing at over 1200 C°.
If the British use the term China or Bone china to designate respectively the hard porcelain and the tender one earliest widespread in the UK, this is called ceramic porcellana by the Italians bring back from China in the fifteenth century. It is named in reference to the appearance of shells Cypraea like they believed the extracted.
It is mainly used in tableware.
The porcelaine is characterized by its smoothness and transparency after cooking.
With the modernity, porcelaine has extent its creation domain. Now it is possible to find porcelaine light for example.
Art porcelaine has followed the different artistic movement like Art Nouveau. So it could be considerated as an art.
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