News & Events
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The Villeroy & Boch Annual Christmas Function is on the 3rd of November from 10am to 4pm
Our Summer holidays are from the 25th December 2012 to 6th January 2013.
INFORMATION ON TYPES OF PORCELAIN
The main ingredient in this ceramic body is feldspar and it was this feldspathic ware that Villeroy & Boch began making in 1748.
Earthernware is more porous and voluminous than other china bodies and does not display the same strength or durability. Its appeal is in its rustic, earthy look, created by the natural ivory body and lustrous glaze. Earthernware lends itself very well to hand-painted designs.
Developed over 200 years ago, Bone China is the most expensive of all porcelains because its production method demands special technology, and it contains a high proportion of bone ash (45%) in the formula of kaolin, clay, feldspar and quartz.
The body is practically vitrified, non-porous and extremely strong, belying its fine and fragile appearance. Bone China is brilliantly white, with a special reflective quality and a lustre and translucence that makes it the most beautiful of all the china bodies.
Vitreous China/ Vitreous Porcelain
Developed in the 1930s, this china is densely fired, which means that it is very strong and does not crack or break easily. The edge stability of the plates also resists easy chipping.
Its main ingredients are kaolin, clay, fledspar and quartz, plus special additives which give Vitreous China a warmer look than ordinary porcelains.
Fine China/ Vilbo-China
A more recently developed material displaying all the characteristic strengths of Vitreous china but with additives which make the body very white.
The main ingredients are kaolin, clay, feldspar and quartz.
Vilbofour is extremely strong oven to table cookware. The body has an extremely high heat capacity due to the proportion of calcined aluminium oxide.