[se-vruh; English sev-ruh, sev]
- a suburb of Paris in N France.
- Also Sèvres ware. the porcelain made in this suburb since 1756.
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It is the State that makes the Sevres porcelain, and the Gobelin tapestry.Sophisms of the Protectionists
To this class belong the porcelain of Copenhagen and the recent product of Sevres.The Potter's Craft
Charles F. Binns
He whom she had seen at Sevres on returning from Versailles.The Royal Life Guard
Alexander Dumas (pere)
At Sevres, Balzac soon hit upon a site that pleased his fancy.Balzac
At Sevres your postilion told mine that he had brought you here.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
Honore de Balzac
- porcelain ware manufactured at Sèvres, near Paris, from 1756, characterized by the use of clear colours and elaborate decorative detail
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