Chinese Porcelain Defining Attributes Chinese porcelain has a vitrified, glassy paste with a slight blue to pale gray tint that blends into and is nearly indistinguishable from the glaze.
I was wondering if you would happen to know what Hua Ping Tang Zhi means and where it might be from.
The Dutch imported Japanese Imari porcelain in its place after 1650, and occasional fragments of this ware are found on colonial sites Mudge 1986:33-34, 87.
I agree it is quite difficult to search this list in its present form.
You can also identify bone china by examining the color, it is usually ivory as opposed to Chinese porcelain which is usually white.
However, you still have to conduct in-depth research to find information on the manufacturer and its production era.