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soft paste

any of a variety of artificial porcelains, usually incorporating glass or glass ingredients.
French pâte tendre.
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  • All these soft-paste Copenhagen examples are of great rarity.

  • soft-paste or artificial French porcelain takes from eighty to a hundred hours for the first, and thirty for the second, firing.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • soft-paste herb cheese put up in a tube by German Brazilians near the Argentine border.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for soft-paste

soft paste

  1. artificial porcelain made from clay, bone ash, etc
  2. (as modifier): softpaste porcelain
Word Origin
C19: from paste1 (in the sense: the mixture from which porcelain is made); so called because of its consistency
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