does anyone know what ceramic tins are made of? I bought a ceramic tin of sweets and the tin itself just doesn't feel like the traditional ceramics that I know of. I found a list of different types of ceramics, but I am just not sure what type of ceramics the ceramic tin I bought belong to. If I have posted the question in the wrong forum, please let me know. Thank you!

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    Welcome to Arts & Crafts. The picture looks like a metal tin and the listing describes it as a metal case. Can you clarify where the ceramic question comes from?
    – fixer1234
    Commented Dec 22, 2022 at 15:17

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Simply put, the tin you have purchased is not ceramic at all. The listing specifies the material used:


"Ceramic" in the title and description refers not to the material from which the box is made, but to the decoration on the box:

Original design, where the characteristic ocher and indigo tones stand out, which recalls the most traditional Sevillian ceramic art. Meticulous illustrations, made with the collaboration of master ceramicists, make this container a treasure both inside and out. Mantecados, Polvorones, Roscos de vino*…

(Translated by Google Translate)

The box itself is a standard metal container; it doesn't "feel like traditional ceramics" because it isn't ceramic.

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    There is a 99.9 % chance the "tin" is steel . With zinc or tin coating. A magnet will identify it. Commented Dec 22, 2022 at 16:26
  • Thank you all for your assistance and help! Happy holidays ~
    – Maurice
    Commented Dec 26, 2022 at 5:09

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