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Sè·vres

 (sĕv′rə)
n.
A fine French porcelain, often elaborately decorated.

[After Sèvres, a city of north-central France.]
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Sèvres

(French sɛvrə)
n
(Ceramics) porcelain ware manufactured at Sèvres, near Paris, from 1756, characterized by the use of clear colours and elaborate decorative detail
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Sè•vres

(ˈsɛ vrə)

n.
1. a suburb of Paris in N France. 21,296.
2. Also, Sè′vres ware`. the porcelain made in this suburb since 1756.
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References in classic literature ?
Napoleon sat down, toying with his Sevres coffee cup, and motioned Balashev to a chair beside him.
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
Four large and gorgeous Sevres vases, in which bloom a profusion of sweet and vivid flowers, occupy the slightly rounded angles of the room.
The du Lac Sevres and the Trevenna George II plate were out; so was the van der Luyden "Lowestoft" (East India Company) and the Dagonet Crown Derby.
He would give a thousand pounds for a piece of Sevres china which took his fancy; he would not give a thousand farthings to ease the sufferings of his fellows.
Slowly he threaded his way amongst the elegant Louis Quinze furniture, examining as though for the first time the beautiful old tapestry, the Sevres china, the Chippendale table, which was priceless, the exquisite portraits painted by Greuze, and the mysterious green twilights and grey dawns of Corot.
At length, after waiting a quarter of an hour and just as twilight was beginning to thicken, a carriage appeared, coming at a quick pace on the road of Sevres. A presentiment instantly told D'Artagnan that this carriage contained the person who had appointed the rendezvous; the young man was himself astonished to find his heart beat so violently.
Oh, it shall be delicate, monsieur; delicate as Sevres biscuit.
Finally his bell sounded, and Victor came in softly with a cup of tea, and a pile of letters, on a small tray of old Sevres china, and drew back the olive-satin curtains, with their shimmering blue lining, that hung in front of the three tall windows.
On the fireplace were two vases in Sevres blue, and two old girandoles attached to the frame of the mirror, and a clock, the subject of which, taken from the last scene of the "Deserteur," proved the enormous popularity of Sedaine's work.
Three days after, about seven o'clock in the evening, I saw a servant on horseback leave the house at full gallop, and take the road to Sevres. I concluded that he was going to Versailles, and I was not deceived.
Opponents of Turkey forced it to sign the 'Treaty of Sevres' in 1920, and that of the 'Treaty of Lausanne' in 1923, forcing the country to abandon the islands in the Aegean Sea to Greece.