What is ironstone?

Answer Ironstone is a term coined by Charles James Mason in July 1813 when he registered a patent for a type of earthenware that resembled the look and quality of Chinese porcelain. Ironstone pottery is s... Read More »

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What is ironstone china?

Potters used a combination of clay, flint, ironstone slag and blue oxide to create the first sets of ironstone china. The durable antique dinnerware was developed for mass production to offer a str... Read More »

Are ironstone plates dishwasher safe?

Although some manufacturers of ironstone dinnerware say it's all right to put their plates in the dishwasher, the White Ironstone China Association does not recommend it. Instead, they suggest wash... Read More »

Does ironstone scratch from silverware?

Ironstone will show surface scratches from silverware, but is colored throughout the body so scratches are not obvious. Ironstone earthenware has been a popular collectible pottery since its introd... Read More »

Can you put your English Ironstone dishes in the dishwasher you have the Renaissance pattern from JG Meakin?

If it has a metal body you attach a suitable cable to match the ground or earth wire colour in your country ( such as a 6 mm squared cross sectional area ) copper cable with green-yellow ( in the U... Read More »