Ivory-porcelain

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ivory-porcelain a fine ware with an ivory-white glaze
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ivurie (Fr. ivoire)—L. ebur, eboris, ivory; Coptic ebu; Sans. ibhas, an elephant.

Usage

In literature:

The furniture of the room was apparently ivory, the bathroom silver and porcelain.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
Those in the main street contained lacquer ware, carvings in ivory, bronzes, some very beautiful porcelain, and a variety of toys.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
In colors there is a discriminating use of the old porcelain blue, rare green, red, yellow, ivory, and white.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
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