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Laboratory porcelain has unique properties and can be used in many ways
The name porcelain comes from the Italian "porcellana". In English it means "porcelain". In German it is often called "Weißes Gold". Porcelain is made from quartz, feldspar and kaolin (porcelain clay). Afterwards the fine ceramic products are fired in a kiln. Thus the dense, white, pore-free, thin layers are created. During the firing process, mullite and glass phase are formed.
Since laboratory porcelain is very shapely and functional, vessels and utensils of all kinds were made of it. These were then used both in the kitchen and in the pharmacy (chemist's kitchen). Special products for the manufacture of medicines such as ceramic pestles, laboratory glassware, annealing dishes, mortar pots, evaporating dishes, volumetric flasks, ceramic spatulas, spot plates, etc. of course have the necessary standard grinding, but can be used in almost every kitchen. Especially in castles or monasteries, which have been converted into hotels or hostels, one or the other piece of laboratory porcelain can be found in the kitchen.
Beautifully shaped and versatile - a rediscovered all-rounder
From the old designs, the unusual feel was adopted, the upper part of the pieces being glazed. The lower part remains untreated. Thanks to the lightly structured surface of the laboratory porcelain, you will always find a firm hold, which you can feel when pouring or drinking. The surface still looks smooth and attractive.
The modern "kitchen laboratory
A modern kitchen laboratory includes preparation aids such as mortars, pestles, small to large bowls and the typical bulb vessels made of laboratory porcelain. These are used for vinegar, oils, etc. and find their place on the table of essences as small vases.
Unique is also the coffee station with the coffee filter awarded for its design and their matching cups are definitely a must for everyone who loves coffee. One component is the filter crucible of the former laboratories. Any home can be transformed into a workshop of absolute pleasure.
For the living room, piston vases can be used as a special decorative detail. Practical storage jars in all sizes can easily be used for the kitchen or bathroom. Ceramic lidded tins are in great demand for kitchens.
Due to the special properties of porcelain, such as strength and heat resistance, resistance to acids and alkalis, easy cleaning, etc., laboratory porcelain is particularly suitable for use in the kitchen.
The original areas of application were and still are often pharmacies and laboratories. With the advent of industrialisation and the chemical industry, the demand for laboratory porcelain increased considerably.
One of the most famous products of the twentieth century based on laboratory porcelain is the Berlin Radio Tower.
Particularly convincing is the high quality, the durability and the shapely design. "Vintage" is in demand, also in the kitchen and the laboratory. Almost all pharmacies still have their old stocks of laboratory porcelain. In residential buildings they also serve as decoration objects in vintage style. Especially in the kitchen, easy cleaning also plays an important role. The only big disadvantage is that laboratory porcelain can be broken like any other type of porcelain. However, it is much more durable than the classic Chinese tea set. In addition, laboratory porcelain items beautify any bathroom. No matter whether for scented oils, ointments or sea salt for the bathtub, pots and jars with lids made of this type of porcelain are ideal storage places! Not to forget, dental prostheses made of porcelain are still in use!