Dresden china


noun

porcelain ware produced at Meissen, Germany, near Dresden, after 1710.

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Also called Dresden porcelain, Dresden ware, Meissen porcelain.

Origin of Dresden china

First recorded in 1725–35
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Example sentences from the Web for Dresden china

  • 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|Katharine Tynan
  • He thought of her in amorous meditation a good deal as he might have thought of a Dresden-china shepherdess.

  • Frederick's and Maria Theresa's courtiers simpered and sighed like Dresden-china swains and shepherdesses.

  • The Dresden-China Shepherdess in bed looked down the length of the shadowed room to the door.

    Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for Dresden china

Dresden china

noun

porcelain ware, esp delicate and elegantly decorative objects and figures of high quality, made at Meissen, near Dresden, since 1710
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