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By far the most difficult elaboration in our product knowledge around ceramics and porcelain is probably this page about “Stoneware”. We could make it easy for us and simply set the translation link to crockery. Unfortunately, the simple German translation of Stoneware does not cover everything we find under this term in the markets of this world. 

On the subject of “stoneware”, even Wikipedia does not go into the subtleties of the distinction between stoneware and crockery and leaves gaps. Even in the extensive technical literature that has been accumulated since 1928 at and there are no defining technical terms in English for clear demarcation, as it was once established by Dr. Wilhelm Pukall

It should be noted that ‘stoneware’ as a collective term for a large number of different types of fine ceramic ores is used very differently in different countries. The term “stoneware” is used for the following types, among others:

  • Canton ware (Guangzhou/China)
  • Chinese stoneware (France)
  • Cizhou ware (Hebei/China)
  • Diamant china (China)
  • Durable stoneware (China)
  • Dynamite (China)
  • Fine China (China)
  • Ge ware (Wy dynasty/China)
  • Guan ware (Song dynasty/ China)
  • Hares fur glaze (Song dynasty/ China)
  • Henan ware (Henan/China)
  • High Fine Bone (China)
  • Hongzhou ware (Jiangxi Sheng/China)
  • Ivory Bone (China)
  • Jizhou ware (Jiangxi/China)
  • Jun ware (China)
  • Longquan celadon (China)
  • Luxor Cream (China)
  • Oil spot glaze (China)
  • Qilizhen ware (Jiangxi/China)
  • Qiong ware (China)
  • Shipwreck Ceramics (China)
  • Shuiche ware (Guangdong Sheng/China)
  • Stoneware (China)
  • Yaozhou ware (Shaanxi/China)
  • Yixing ware (Guangdong/China)
  • Yue ware (China)

​We do not dare to give exact distinctions and definitions. This is also due to the fact that many Chinese manufacturers do not mix their raw material themselves and for this reason alone are unable to name the composition and formulas of their material exactly. Basically, even a distinction in this wonderful variety does not matter, because they are all fired below 1,300 °C and hardly contain any mullit components. This means that they all do not correspond to the “hard porcelain” quality class and are only of limited use for commercial use. 

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