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Porcelain manufactured at Nyon from 1780. More fully "Nyon porcelain".
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charlotte Schreiber (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector. From Nyon, the name of a commune in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, where porcelain has been manufactured since the late 18th cent.
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