Does Franciscan china have a lead glaze?

Answer No, Franciscan china does not have a lead glaze. The china is made from an exceptional clay deposit found in Lincoln, California. A great deal of the early manufacturing took place in a pottery pla... Read More »

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Who manufactures Franciscan china patterns?

Franciscan dinnerware, known for the Apple and Desert Rose patterns, is manufactured by Wedgwood. The label originated as Franciscan Pottery in California, where it was produced from 1934 to 1984, ... Read More »

Does porcelain china have the translucent look of bone china?

Both porcelain china and bone china are translucent due to the fineness of the clay and high temperatures of the kilns in which they are baked. Bone china is a hybrid mix of porcelain china and bon... Read More »

Was lead used in early porcelain or china?

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, it was common practice to use lead for pigmentation and as a bonding agent in porcelain enamel glazes. In 1978, the U.S. Consumer Product S... Read More »

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