Related to Porcelain ware: chinaware
Some utensils such as teapots were made of porcelain, but such pots would, of course, crack if heated on the stove. (If an enamelware utensil was overheated, as could happen if a Teakettle boiled dry, the enamel coating would also crack and flake off.) Usually, a “porcelain” utensil really meant a utensil of enamelware.
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