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hard paste

  1. true porcelain, made with kaolin, feldspar, quartz, or petuntse.
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Origin of hard paste

First recorded in 1840–50
French pâte dure.
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Examples from the Web for hard paste

Historical Examples of hard paste

  • The problem of making a hard-paste porcelain resembling that of the Orient still remained unsolved.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • Plymouth and Bristol, the only hard-paste factories, together ran less than twenty years.

  • This ware is a hard-paste porcelain, and was doubtless made and decorated in China.

British Dictionary definitions for hard paste

hard paste

    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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