- true porcelain, made with kaolin, feldspar, quartz, or petuntse.
Compare soft paste.
Origin of hard paste
First recorded in 1840–50
French pâte dure.
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Examples from the Web for hard paste
The problem of making a hard-paste porcelain resembling that of the Orient still remained unsolved.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
Plymouth and Bristol, the only hard-paste factories, together ran less than twenty years.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain
This ware is a hard-paste porcelain, and was doubtless made and decorated in China.Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings
Mary H. Northend
- porcelain made with kaolin and petuntse, of Chinese origin and made in Europe from the early 18th century
- (as modifier)hard-paste porcelain
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