hard paste

hard paste

noun
true porcelain, made with kaolin, feldspar, quartz, or petuntse.
French pâte dure.
Compare soft paste.


Origin:
1840–50

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

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