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    Rights: Public domain Published 7 February 2018 Size: 2 MB Referencing Hub media

    Porcelain is a traditional ceramic made from types of fine grained clay and additional minerals. Porcelain is often translucent when held to the light and is finer than stoneware or coarse earthenware.

    Porcelain is fired in a kiln at temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400°C. The toughness, strength and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of traditional ceramics, arises mainly from vitrification.

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