Definition of Porcelain

1. Noun. Ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic.

Generic synonyms: Ceramic Ware
Specialized synonyms: China, Spode



Definition of Porcelain

1. n. Purslain.

2. n. A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; -- called also China, or China ware.

Definition of Porcelain

1. Noun. a hard, white, translucent ceramic that is made by firing kaolin and other materials; china. ¹

2. Noun. anything manufactured from this material. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Porcelain

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Literary usage of Porcelain

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"All these early varieties of porcelain were of the artificial or soft kind, called by the French " porcelaine à pâte tendre." Sèvres. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Holland had porcelain factories at Weesp (about r763), Oude Loosdrecht (about 1774) and The Hague (1778), but none lasted long. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Chinese porcelain ware was still a costly luxury, and, while Delft proved a less expensive, clever substitute, the European ambition was to produce its own ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Perhaps the chief specialty of Dresden porcelain consists in its statuettes and ... The old Dresden porcelain is of a fine paste, and has a good glaze, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The Bristol porcelain, like that of Plymouth, was always a true fels- pathic porcelain resembling the Chinese, but made from the china clay and china stone ..."

6. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Cascade timepiece, in gilt bronze, with painting on porcelain, " Virgin with ... Timepiece, in carved bronze, on porcelain, with painting in blue turquoise. ..."

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