Earthenware is referred to as a clay body which is fired to relatively low temperatures (below 1150C) and which, after firing remains porous in its unglazed state.

See also:
"Earthenware" is in the NAICS Code "327111"
  (Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture and China and Earthenware Bathroom Accessories ManufacturingTowel bar holders, vitreous china and earthenware, manufacturing)

Ref: 123765/2006-09-19

Earthenware refers to a low-fired, glazed or un-glazed pottery made from clay, fired between 600 and 1100 centigrades, which gives a non-vitrified body with a high porosity (more than 5%). After firing the ceramics are permeable, and vessels are therefore frequently glazed. The most common glazes used on Chinese earthenwares are lead -fluxed glazes. In China, earthenwares are designated tao to differentiate them from high-fired wares such as stoneware or porcelain.

-see also:
"Earthenware" is in the NAICS Code "327111"
  (Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture and China and Earthenware Bathroom Accessories ManufacturingWater closet bowls, vitreous china, manufacturing)

Ref: 86228/2006-09-13


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