Storing Fine China
GiftCollector.com is proud to offer a wide selection of the best brands of china at the best prices you’ll find anywhere. We are pleased to provide you with the following helpful information about storing your fine china dinnerware.
Storing Your Fine China
• Make sure your china is washed and completely dry before storing.
• If you are using cloth china storage sets, use the dividers provided (NOTE- Noritake has these for sale at their “factory store- maybe they sell them wholesale) to separate your items and store them in a safe place.
• If you do not have cloth china storage sets, paper plates or coffee filters may be used as separators. Once your items are stacked with separators in place, it is recommended that you wrap the stacks in plastic wrap, recycled dry-cleaning bags or other available plastic. If your china is exposed to extreme temperatures, let the china come to normal room temperature before heavy handling or cleaning.
• If your china is very old and delicate, do not make a large stack as the weight could crack or damage your pieces.
• After removing your china from storage, you may need to polish the gold rim as these can slightly tarnish. Oxidation or discoloration can build up on a platinum or gold trim very easily if left exposed to air or water/moisture and heat as well. We recommend removing the tarnish using Cape Cod Polish (CapeCodPolish.com ), as it is gentle but effective, along with a soft jeweler's polishing cloth. GiftCollector.com thanks our partner Noritake for contributing much of the information in the article above.