majolica definition

  • noun:
    • Tin-glazed earthenware this is certainly usually richly colored and embellished, especially an earthenware for this kind manufactured in Italy.
    • ceramic made in replica with this earthenware.
    • a superb Italian glazed earthenware, coated with opaque white enamel and ornamented with metallic colours
    • Any other type of glazed colored earthenware or faience
    • some sort of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy decoration, which achieved its biggest excellence in Italy within the 16th century.
    • Decorative enameled pottery, especially that of Italy from the fifteenth into the seventeenth century.
    • As put on modern-day pottery, a kind of ware that aftereffects of shade partially imitates the pottery above defined, especially in big pieces useful for architectural design, garden-seats, vases, etc.
    • very embellished earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide

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