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Designating pottery and porcelain of a kind originally manufactured at the Rörstrand factory.
Rörstrand pottery or porcelain.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Marryat (1818–1887). From Rörstrand, the name of the place where the company's first ceramics factory was opened in 1726 (now part of the Stockholm suburb of Birkastan).
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