The History of the Dinner Set

For quite some time, throughout the world, family meal time meant sitting down around the kitchen or dining room table on the nightly basis, enjoying food, fine conversation, and pleasing in the evening several hours. Food was eaten off a diner set, with a plate, fork, cutlery, spoon, drinking glass, paper napkin and often an attraction nearby. In this article we are exploring the world of the evening meal set… Kids dinner set

Ancient civilizations were often discovered by the remains of pottery that the archaeologists found existing throughout their dig sites. Was this merely an implement to eat food from? No, many old peoples valued their tableware and pottery so much that these were even smothered with them! 

Dinnerware today is often commonly referenced to as “China”. It is because dinnerware is generally made out of porcelain, and porcelain was invented by the Chinese over a thousand years ago. Although more than likely invented during the Tang Dynasty, the emperors of the Song Dynasty seem to be to get almost all of the credit for it. About 1100AD, about midway through the Song Dynasty, the art of porcelain making had spread throughout the East. By the 12 months 1400 AD it got migrated to Europe.

Posting fine dinnerware from Chinese suppliers was every expensive, so only the very high could ever possibly wish to purchased it. So, the Europeans begun to develop their own “China” factories. They will modified the expansion process a bit, by using a different mixture of clays and many other materials. This kind of change created a “softer China”, the one which had a duller or “softer tone” of the similar product being produced in Chinese suppliers. In 1700’s England, another form of “China” was starting to emerge on the scene. Called “Bone China”, it was performed from a mixture of porcelain clays, and bone ash.

Today, many of our most collectible and valuable dinnerware is made from pottery, not porcelain. Sometimes known as “earthenware”, it was extremely popular during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

“Stoneware” is the most traditionally used pottery today. It appears to be almost just about everywhere these days, from stores to homes to restaurants. Stoneware pottery is terminated at a very high temperature until it finally is completely solid and in a position to hold liquids. The manufacturing process for creating Stoneware, like this of porcelain, originated in China… about 3500 years ago. Many of the most sought after pieces of Stoneware were created in the United States (in the Virginia and Fresh England areas to be more exact) in the mid 1800’s.