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Dresden china

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Henry James

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

    Mistress Anne

    Temple Bailey

  • 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

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


British Dictionary definitions for dresden china

Dresden china

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