Made in China porcelain for royal wedding

Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:49am GMT

It employs more than 8,000 and is known for producing high-end table and dining ware for export to Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia. Qiu said a special high-fire glazing technique is being used to manufacture the wedding porcelain, with the plates and mugs being set at temperatures of more than 1600 degrees C in the kilns.

This will ensure the longevity of the china, a theme the company used in its winning bid for the order.

"As long as this plate is not broken or smashed up, it will never change," Qiu added.

"This fits into our theme for everlasting love and thus with this we give our blessings to the prince and his future wife, as well as to the wedding."

The company is set to finish the production of the porcelain by the middle of January and its workers are pleased by the publicity generated by the order.

"When we knew about this, we felt very happy and very proud," said 31-year-old worker He Kun.

Besides this official order, other Chinese manufacturers have already been cashing in on the royal wedding as they churn out tens of thousands of replica royal engagement rings as well as other imitation wedding memoriabilia that are in demand globally ahead of the April 29 wedding.

(Editing by Elaine Lies)

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