How to care for dinnerware

Ceramics expert Eric Knowles proffers his best advice for looking after fine dinner plates this party season

In this cut-out-and-keep guide BBC Antiques Roadshow ceramics expert Eric Knowles offers his advice on how to keep your fine dinner plates sparkling for the festive season. He explains where best to pick up top quality collectable ceramics and why it's important to wash each piece by hand to prevent chips and preserve colour. Time to reach into the back of the cupboard and dust off the finest china!

Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page.

To download and print your guide to caring for dinnerware, click here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' December 2016 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here.

Keen to see more? Discover some of the world's finest ceramics in our '100 Best Antiques' listing here

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