Sunday/ packing out

The first item is a pencil holder, a gift each of us got at last Thursday’s dinner.  It was nicely packed and sturdy and survived the journey here.   Not so the bone china tea cup made in Japan : ( .. I should have padded it much more since it’s very thin, as the broken pieces show.    Bone china is a type of porcelain that is composed of bone ash, feldspathic material and kaolin.   The English potter Josiah Spode is actually credited with the final successful formula, around 1789 to 1793.

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