majolica

Definitions:

  • Tin-glazed earthenware that is often richly colored and decorated, especially an earthenware of this type produced in Italy.
  • Pottery made in imitation of this earthenware.
  • Decorative enameled pottery, especially that of Italy from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century.
  • As applied to modern pottery, a kind of ware which in effects of color partly imitates the pottery above defined, especially in large pieces used for architectural decoration, garden-seats, vases, etc.
  • A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy decoration, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.
  • A fine <xref>Italian</xref> <xref>glazed</xref> <xref>earthenware</xref>, <xref>coated</xref> with <xref>opaque</xref> <xref>white</xref> <xref>enamel</xref> and <xref>ornamented</xref> with <xref>metallic</xref> <xref>colours</xref>
  • Any other kind of glazed coloured earthenware or <xref>faience</xref>
  • highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide
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