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hard paste porcelain

[′härd ‚pāst ′pȯrs·lən]
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The brand's representative said: "Alumilite has a stiff structure similar to hard-paste porcelain, a translucent look, high mechanical resistance, a hard surface and is creamy white in colour - an indispensable feature of soft-paste porcelains.
For starters, Twomey based the entire installation on three individual commedia figurines from the Gardiner Museum's permanent collection, works originally acquired by the Museum's co-founder, George Gardiner: Harlequin, Scaramouche and Leda, all 18th century hard-paste porcelain figurines produced in Germany and Italy.
The Bow factory, along with that at Chelsea, produced only soft-paste china, because as yet the English had not perfected the hard-paste porcelain first produced centuries earlier in China and only recently at Meissen in Saxony.
Hard-paste porcelain was not made at Sevres until the late 1760s, when, as previously mentioned, kaolin was found in the Limoges region.
In fact, Spode wasn't the first factory to use bone ash in the manufacture of porcelain - others had used it as part of their soft-paste formula in the 18th century - but Spode is credited with its first use in the hard-paste porcelain mix that was to become the bone china we are familiar with today.
Nowadays, the range is completed by new spray flacons, featuring stoppers made of hard-paste porcelain or bisque and of very fine workmanship.
Soft porcelain was available in quantity around 1730 in France but hard-paste porcelain (with a kaolin additive) was plentiful a decade or so later.
The case is made of soft-paste porcelain, an imitation of the hard-paste porcelain made in Japan and China.
PHOTO : Covered soup bowl of hard-paste porcelain with leather carrying case, Germany, c.
This session will describe the evolution of Meissan, the first European hard-paste porcelain developed in 1708.
After mixing alabaster (a type of calcium carbonate), kaolin and aluminium silicate (a refractory material high in alumina and silica) in different combinations with each other and firing it to extreme temperatures, he composed the first European hard-paste porcelain clay body.