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Porcelain is a type of ceramic developed in China. There are three types of porcelain. The first type, true, or hard-paste porcelain, is made from petunse and kaolin heated at about 2650 degrees Fahrenheit. Soft-paste porcelain is made from clay and ground glass fired at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. Soft-paste porcelain was invented in Florence in 1575 as an attempt to replicate Chinese porcelain but is sometimes confusingly called China.[1] The third type of porcelain is called bone china. Bone china is made from ash, china stone, and china clay.[2]
Porcelain is often glazed to make it more aesthetically pleasing.[3]