Washing your bone china dishes needs only warm water and a mild soap. It is best to avoid the use of abrasive products.
We reccomended not using a dish-washer for most bone china dishes. This is because the composition of most cleaning products combined with the hot water can cause loss of lustre on the glaze, colour fading or loss of gold/platinum trim. This is especially true in many of the older patterns.
If you decide to use a machine-wash it would be advisable to do so only once in a while. Wehn you do you should use a milder liquid cleaning product. We suggest avoiding those products that contain bleach or lemon. Finally you should choose the most delicate washing cycle available on your dishwasher.
If your bone china plates have light scuff marks from the scrapping of cutlery, rubbing them lightly with a wet soft cloth and a dab of baking soda or cream of tartar should be sufficient to make them look like new.
If your gold guilding is discoloured after not having been used for a long time, it can be gently cleaned with an gold polish or an ammoniac-based soap soaked on a soft cloth and then rinsed and dried. Soft rubbing works best because vigourous rubbing could cause loss of gold or platinum trim.
The good news is that with just a bit of care in washing your bone china dishes they should continuing to grace your table for many decades.