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What’s the difference between China, Pottery and Porcelain

We’ve been updating the gift ideas for our anniversary suggestions and wanted to clarify what the difference is between China, Pottery, Porcelain and Bone China as each of these are a different wedding anniversary symbol.

Pottery (Traditional 8th Wedding Anniversary gift symbol) is a very generic term.  It is generally used to refer to items made from clay.  Within this context we think it refers to handmade items by the artisan, or craftsperson using their hands, molds, or a potter’s wheel.

China (Traditonal 20th Wedding anniversary gift symbol), in this context, refers to a dinnerware coming out of the country of China which is particularly fine and generally with a white base.  The mineral Kaolin is used to achieve this look. When original defined the china symbol inferred good quality products and not the cheap mass produced items that china produce nowadays, you can still find good quality china products in places like Debenhams and House of Fraser.

Bone china, which is a generic term as it actually has bone ash added to the clay and was the English response to china’s high quality porcelain exports. It’s characteristics give it whiteness and translucency that is often considered better that chinese porcelain however its high manufacture costs have always kept it in the luxury market rather than the broad spectrum some porcelains enjoy. Originally developed by Wedgewood the name is still synomous with Bone China today.

Porcelain (Modern 18th Wedding anniversary gift symbol) is the term used to refer to high quality ceramics typically originating from the China region.  Kaolin is used in the manufacture, and it is usually delicate however it is also relatively tough. With good quality Porcelain you should be able to see the shadow of your fingers if you hold it up to the light with your  fingers behind it.

60th Anniversary Gift Set 2 China Mugs Mr Right and Mrs Always Right wg67760

60 Years Mr and Mrs Right

This China Mug Set is a great 60th anniversary gift set for any couple that can see the funny side of life. You’ll receive two China Mugs one stating ’60 years of being Mr Right’. The other States ’60 years of being Mrs Always Right’ in a presentation gift box.

A Fun China Mug gift set celebrating their Diamond Wedding also known as the 60th Wedding Anniversary. If they’ve been married for 60 years the chances are that they will not want for much; perhaps, with the exception of a good laugh and chat over a lovely cup of tea. This Mr and Mrs Right mug set offers the fundamentals to deliver this perfect gift; they’ll have to add the tea and chat!

Furthermore this Stoneware China Mug Set is a great 60th anniversary gift set for any couple that can see the funny side of life. After all achieving 60 years of marriage we’re sure he’ll will be quite happy with the title of his mug: 60 Years of Being Mr Right. Whilst they’ll both appreciate the humour of her mug, which reads: 60 Years of being Mrs Always Right. He’ll be smiling because he knows that she thinks she’s right, always, and she’ll be beaming because she knows it’s true [and, of course we know who’s right don’t we!]

The beauty of this set also is the fact that with designated mugs no longer can they argue over who’s drink is whose as you have proof, thus adding to the wedded bliss!

Finally don’t forget an Amore branded presentation box completes this wonderful 50th Anniversary Gift Set.

60th Anniversary Gift Set Dimensions:

  • Gift Box 25.5cm long by 8cm deep by 11.5cm high.
  • Each Mug is 10.5cm high by 67mm diameter
  • Will hold 10 fl oz quite comfortably.
  • Dishwasher and Microwave safe.

 

Wishing you a Happy China Anniversary Greeting Card

Wishing you a Happy China Anniversary Greeting Card

Wishing you a Happy China Anniversary Greeting Card. Supplied in Cellophane wrapper with its own buff envelope.

The wording on the front reads: ‘Wishing you a Happy China Anniversary’ above two love hearts which contain crystal adornments. Below the love hearts are the words ’20 years together’

Matching love hearts and a pleasing glitter pattern bound the card top and bottom.

Inspired by nature, fashion and architecture, Rush Design enjoy bringing their cards to life with inspiring colours and words. Together with the best quality materials to manufacturer the greeting cards, they are hand finished to a high standard by their fabulous team in the UK.

Wishing you a Happy China Anniversary Greeting Card Detail

  • Size 15cm (5¾”) wide by 15cm (5¾”) High
  • High Quality 300gsm card stock media.
  • 115 gsm recycled Kraft envelope.
  • Blank Inside
  • Printed and Hand finished in the UK

Happy Anniversary China Mug by Lesser & Pavey Ltd

Description

Happy Anniversary China Mug by Lesser & Pavey Ltd

This is a great little token gift idea where China is the theme for the wedding anniversary.

This fine china mug is adorned with the sentiment Happy Anniversary” on both sides of the cup coupled with paster coloured flowers to make up a pleaseing pattern on the mug.

The mug stands 11cm tall, concave in shape with a diameter of 9cm at the top and 7cm at the bottom.
” It comes supplied in a presentation box. (as shown)

Box Dimensions: 12.5cm wide by 14cm high by 9cm deep.

Disney Princess Happily Ever After China Money Bank.

Disney Princess Happily Ever After China Money Bank.

This beautifully decorated china money box is from Disney’s Princess range. Ideal for the couple saving for a special event such as an engagement, wedding or anniversary.

The money box is decorated in gold leaf and has the words ‘Saving for our Happily Ever After’  on one side with images of Prince and Processes dancing along with the encouraging wording ‘If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.’

Dimensions:

  • Packaging Dimensions: Height 120mm Width 120mm Depth 100mm
  • Product Dimensions: Height 85mm Width 80mm Depth 80 mm

Key Information & Functions:

  • Dishwasher Safe: No
  • Microwave Safe: No
  • Plastic Bung at base allows access to funds.

Material & Finishes: Main Material: China (not bone china)

Amore China Mug Gift Set – "You & Me"

Description

Amore China Mug Gift Set – “You & Me”

A lovely wedding or China Anniversary gift set featuring 2 mugs one with ‘You’ and one ‘Me’ with a lovely 2 heart design with diamante crystal on each. Supplied in a presentation box.

Celebrations Gifts Pennies and Dreams Double China Couple’s Piggy Bank.

Double China Piggie Bank

At first glance you think the gag is that the his piggy bank is smaller that hers. Then when you take it out of the gift box you’ll realise it’s slightly more weighted towards the ladies in that all money deposited in His Money piggy bank falls straight through to her piggy bank!

A lovely amusing gift from Celebrations Gifts for any couple celebrating their Wedding Anniversary or as a joint gift for Christmas.

Dimensions:

  • Packaging Dimensions: Height 200mm Width 150mm Depth 130mm
  • Product Dimensions: Height 190mm Width 130mm Depth 110 mm

Key Information & Functions:

  • Dishwasher Safe: No
  • Microwave Safe: No
  • Plastic Bung at base allows access to funds.

Material & Finishes: Main Material: China (not bone china)

Personalised Love Hearts Bone China Message Card

Personalised Red Hearts Bone China Message Card

For your heartfelt message to last much longer, give them a card made of fine bone china. Unlike cardboard, this card will not blow off the mantelpiece, or need to be recycled. Your card will stand the test of time and be cherished long after the event is over.

With a unique red or pink coloured hearts design and the recipient’s name on the front, your message is expertly transfer printed directly onto the bone china inside this unique card. Perfect for Valentines, anniversaries or wedding mementos.

  • Your text will be printed exactly as you have entered it, so please double check spelling, punctuation and capitalisation.
  • Accents and other symbols cannot be printed

A pair of fine China Stacking Mugs – The Boss, The Real Boss Gold Edition

Description

A pair of fine China Stacking Mugs – The Boss, The Real Boss Gold Edition

If you were to look in your cupboard right now, I bet you’d find the mug you always have your cuppa in, and i bet you get secretly annoyed when someone else uses it. So lets solve that problem. Two fine china mugs, clearly defining whose is who’s. Mr Cool and Mrs Hot

This is an ideal gift for any occasion, Weddings, Anniversaries, Christmas or even birthdays.

Supplied in Gift Box. Designed in England, part of The Leonardo Collection of giftware. Not Dishwasher and Microwave safe.

The font used gives an air of glamour with it’s gold colour and will fit any contemporary setting perfectly.

Dimensions: Each Mug: 9.3cm High by 8.5cm diameter.

Supplied in Gift Box.

Celebrations Gifts Pennies and Dreams My/Our Savings Double China Piggy Bank.

Celebrations Gifts Pennies and Dreams My/Our Savings Double China Piggy Bank.

At first glance you think the gag is that our piggy bank is smaller that mine. Then when you take it out of the gift box you’ll realise it’s slightly more weighted towards the owner in that all money deposited in our Money piggy bank falls straight through to my piggy bank!

A lovely amusing gift from Celebrations Gifts for any couple celebrating their Wedding Anniversary or as a joint gift for Christmas.

Dimensions:

  • Packaging Dimensions: Height 200mm Width 150mm Depth 130mm
  • Product Dimensions: Height 190mm Width 130mm Depth 110 mm

Key Information & Functions:

  • Dishwasher Safe: No
  • Microwave Safe: No
  • Plastic Bung at base allows access to funds.

Material & Finishes: Main Material: China (not bone china)