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hard paste

noun
1.
true porcelain, made with kaolin, feldspar, quartz, or petuntse.
French pâte dure.
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for hard paste

hard paste

noun
1.
  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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