Suggestions for Caring for Your Porcelain and Ceramic
When moving porcelain and ceramic objects, always carry one object or one part of an object at a time.
It is best to place your hands around the body of the object rather than using an existing handle, rim, or spout for support.
In general, porcelain and ceramics should be stored and displayed on sturdy, level surfaces that are secure from bumps and jarring.
Objects should be covered or enclosed to protect them from dirt and dust.
Newspaper and acidic newsprint paper can cause discoloration and stains and should not be used for wrapping or long-term storage of ceramics and glass.
Each time a piece is handled for cleaning there is a greater risk of breakage. It is better to protect pieces from soil and dust, rather than wash them too often.
Contact a conservator for intervention if your object requires special intervention, such as:
Replacement of missing parts