hard paste

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noun

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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hard paste

noun

  1. porcelain made with kaolin and petuntse, of Chinese origin and made in Europe from the early 18th century
  2. (as modifier)hard-paste porcelain

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