The porcelain of Dehua white porcelain is white and crystal clear, with pink or milky white in the glaze, which is known as "tooth white". In Europe, it has won the reputation of "China White", Blanc de Chine.
Porcelain is the non porous option of ceramic. It is usually translucent, lighter in weight and thinner and has a delicate appearance. It has an incredible durability.
Dehua Cherry-blossom-patterned Tea Caddy
Each is covered with a clear glaze that helps the white colour show more prominently. Often made into finer items, porcelain can have many other materials mixed in with the kaolin clay - like silica, feldspar, quartz, glass, bone ash, and/or alabaster. These ingredients help to fortify the clay mixture and when fired produce a strong product which shares some qualities with enamel.