true porcelain, made with kaolin, feldspar, quartz, or petuntse.
- French pâte dure.
- Compare soft paste.
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How to use hard paste in a sentence
These specimens are mostly of hard paste in the form of bowls, plates, tureens, &c.
There was a manufactory of hard paste porcelain here towards the end of the 18th century.
A factory for hard paste porcelain was established at Sept Fontaines about 1806, by the brothers Boch.
There was also a factory for hard paste established by Greiner and Haman here in 1762.
The theory that hard paste was made at Lowestoft or that Chinese porcelain was painted there has now been abandoned.
British Dictionary definitions for hard paste
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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