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BOHEMIA PORCELÁN
MORITZ ZDEKAUER 1810 s.r.o. 

Závodu míru 891, 360 17 Karlovy Vary

IČ: 291 10 475

tel.:  +420 353 412 111
        +420 353 449 445
fax.: +420 353 412 453

Widely about porcelain and decoration

Features of Porcelain

Porcelain is distinctive due to its whiteness, smooth and glossy surface of the glaze, chemical resistance and mechanical strength. 

Achieving these properties depends on a suitable choice of raw materials, the ratio of their presence in the matter, and subsequently on processing and firing the matter.

Raw Materials

Some raw materials for the production of porcelain can be found in the nature in the state of powder, others are mined as pieces of rocks or sand.

The production of porcelain is based on powder substances of the raw materials, from which the shape of the product is created at particular moisture after the raw materials have been treated. The product will gain the properties of a firm porcelain fragment after it is dried and fired. During firing a porcelain fragment gains its properties that are necessary for its further processing or direct utilization.

Porcelain Decoration

Besides the shape of a porcelain product, its decoration, colours and harmony of its shape and decoration are assessed. The colours of the decoration brighten the white surface of the fragment and highlight its shape line.

In gastronomy the shape and colour solution is very significant for a laid table on which porcelain ware has a primary role. Besides its aesthetic properties decoration also demonstrates that it is harmless to health.

Kinds of Decoration

Besides printing, stamping and spraying, which are done either by hand or using semi-automatic decoration machines, basic decoration techniques include painting. Decoration in the form of manual painting is especially used for expensive pieces when precious metals are used for decoration besides colours, too. Techniques that are used for manual painting on porcelain include for example line drawing, stippling, relief raising, staffage, high enamel decoration, and glazing while various kinds of paintbrushes, pens, ink balls or sticks are used.

Marking of Porcelain Products

Through its historic development, an integral part of a porcelain product has become its company marking in the form of a bottom mark characterizing its producer.

 The company porcelain is distinctive /characteristic/ due to the symbol of a spread eagle with a crown and initials MZ belonging to the former owner.

 The porcelain produced is distinctive due to a varied range of shapes, kinds of assortment, however, especially due to its functionality, quality and varied design in both traditional and modern spirit.