Painted porcelain saucer
Porcelain saucer painted with Chinese figures and landscape, Bristol, 1770 to 1780. Porcelain is made from china stone and china clay, and white, translucent and resonant. The earliest hard paste porcelain was made in was made in China in the 6th century AD. True porcelain was not produced in the West until 1709 in Meissen. Hard paste pocelain has a thin transparent glaze and is fired once to mature the glaze.