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How can you tell the difference between hard and soft paste porcelain?

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The best way to tell the difference between hard paste and soft paste porcelain is to look at a broken or chipped piece. Hard paste porcelain fractures are brittle and smooth, while soft paste porcelain fractures are chalky and break along the grain. On 1stDibs, find a selection of hard and soft paste porcelain pieces from top sellers around the world.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022