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Dresden china

porcelain ware produced at Meissen, Germany, near Dresden, after 1710.
Also called Dresden porcelain, Dresden ware, Meissen porcelain.
Origin of Dresden china
1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The dresden-china Shepherdess in bed looked down the length of the shadowed room to the door.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • He thought of her in amorous meditation a good deal as he might have thought of a dresden-china shepherdess.

  • 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

porcelain ware, esp delicate and elegantly decorative objects and figures of high quality, made at Meissen, near Dresden, since 1710
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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