Hard tissues contain an organic phase (mainly the protein collagen type I) embedded in a mineral phase (made of a non-stoichiometric biogenic apatite).
Started in 1775 by John Aynsley in Longton England , (died in 1829) who soon developed a reputation as a master potter and a well-known decorator of creamwares and other pottery.
Seletti's Hybrid Collection "reflects on the historical production of Chinese and European Bone China and its influences between Western and Eastern aesthetics" -- they're made in Italy and they ain't cheap, but they really tickle my aesthetic sense.
Because hard tissues can be radiocarbon dated, they are key to establishing the archaeological chronologies, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions and historical-biogeographical processes of the last 50,000 years.
The best-preserved flute has been played and tonally analyzed in tests at the Music School of the Art Institute of China.
The discovery of these flutes presents a remarkable and rare opportunity for anthropologists, musicians and the general public to hear musical sounds as they were produced nine millennia ago.
John II changed the company's focus from pottery to fine bone china.
He altered the manufacturing process by using 50% "calcined bone ash" in his porcelain compound, forming 'bone china'.
It was James' son, John Aynsley II who carried the company to heights the original John Aynsley could only have dreamed of.Upton, NY - Researchers in China have uncovered what might be the oldest playable musical instrument.Their work is described in a paper published in the September 23 issue of the scientific journal Nature.Aynsley's bone china was very strong, translucent, and exceptionally white.Using this process resulted in the "Portland Works", a new factory, opening a short time later in Stroke-on-Trent in 1861.These results open the way for the routine dating of small or key bone samples. bones, teeth, antler and ivory) found in the fossil record have a tremendous informative potential relevant to the fields of archaeology, palaeoecology and the history of art and technology.