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porcelain


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porcelain

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A type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass. In China, it includes any such ware that is highly fired enough to produce a ringing sound when struck. In Europe, it is limited to hard-fired ceramic ware that is translucent.

Variations

porcelaine

Broader Term

ceramic

Narrower Terms

soft paste porcelain

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