- porcelain ware produced at Meissen, Germany, near Dresden, after 1710.
Origin of Dresden china
First recorded in 1725–35
Also called Dresden porcelain, Dresden ware, Meissen porcelain.
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Examples from the Web for dresden china
He thought of her in amorous meditation a good deal as he might have thought of a Dresden-china shepherdess.The Portrait of a Lady
The Dresden-China Shepherdess in bed looked down the length of the shadowed room to the door.Mistress Anne
Her Ladyship, more like a Dresden-china figure than ever in a teagown of flowered silk, lolled in a low chair.The Story of Bawn
Frederick's and Maria Theresa's courtiers simpered and sighed like Dresden-china swains and shepherdesses.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
- porcelain ware, esp delicate and elegantly decorative objects and figures of high quality, made at Meissen, near Dresden, since 1710
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