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Attributive Designating hard-paste porcelain manufactured at Nymphenburg in Bavaria.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charlotte Schreiber (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector. From Nymphenburg, the name of a former village in Bavaria, now part of Munich, where hard-paste porcelain has been manufactured since 1761.
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