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Figurine (Porcelain)
Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating raw materials, generally including clay in the form of kaolin, in a kiln. The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arise mainly from the formation of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired body at these high temperatures. Porcelain derives its present name from old Italian porcellana (cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell. Porcelain can informally be referred to as (china) in some English-speaking countries, as China was the birthplace of porcelain making.