He pulled a bone china teacup printed with white floral bells, Lily of the Valley, from one of the cabinets.
But bone china is very strong, and does not chip as does a more brittle variety.
There is also a so-called porcelain made from a mixture of clays and phosphates—a ware known to the trade as bone china.
Later on I shall tell you much about soft paste wares, and about bone china.
For present purposes not much is to be learned from the soft porcelains of France nor from the bone china of England.