- any of a variety of artificial porcelains, usually incorporating glass or glass ingredients.
Compare hard paste.
French pâte tendre.
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Examples from the Web for soft paste
All these soft-paste Copenhagen examples are of great rarity.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain
Soft-paste or artificial French porcelain takes from eighty to a hundred hours for the first, and thirty for the second, firing.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
Soft-paste herb cheese put up in a tube by German Brazilians near the Argentine border.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
- artificial porcelain made from clay, bone ash, etc
- (as modifier)softpaste porcelain
C19: from paste 1 (in the sense: the mixture from which porcelain is made); so called because of its consistency
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