hard-paste porcelain


Examples of hard-paste porcelain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the 18th century, true hard-paste porcelain was made only in Asia, and its formula remained shrouded in mystery in the West. Alexa Brazilian Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 In 1708, Böttger inadvertently discovered the recipe for the luminous, lightweight Asian-style or hard-paste porcelain by firing a mixture of white clays (including kaolin) and alabaster. Alexa Brazilian Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 These hard-paste porcelain vases with transparent white glazes—imitating Chinese models—were created at Meissen between 1713 and 1720 in the utmost secrecy by the alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger, who since 1701 had been pressed into the service of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony. Colin B. Bailey, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021 Here are paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, prints, posters, furniture, clocks, lamps, vases and jewelry; and sundry other exquisite objects made of silver, glass, gold, brass, hard-paste porcelain and mouth-blown crystal. Lance Esplund, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2022 Limoges is a hard-paste porcelain produced by factories in and around the city of Limoges, France. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard-paste porcelain was circa 1931

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“Hard-paste porcelain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-paste%20porcelain. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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