Definition of Majolica

1. Noun. Highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide.

Exact synonyms: Maiolica
Generic synonyms: Earthenware



Definition of Majolica

1. n. A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy decoration, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.

Definition of Majolica

1. Noun. A fine Italian glazed earthenware, coated with opaque white enamel and ornamented with metallic colours ¹

2. Noun. Any other kind of glazed coloured earthenware or faience ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Majolica

1. a type of pottery [n -S] - See also: pottery

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Literary usage of Majolica

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It was not, however, till the second half of the 15th century that Italian majolica began to be largely produced. Owing to the great difficulty of ..."

2. Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Illustrating the Arms, Arts, and Literature by James Dennistoun (1851)
"CHARACTERISTICS OP majolica. of a noble family at Cagli, in order to manufacture earthenware, and may have directed attention to the productions of della ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"when painted majolica was the ware of the wealthy, this earlier and humbler pottery was used by those who could not afford the former; ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
""Mezza- majolica" is a word of rather uncertain meaning which occurs in early writers on Italian pottery. It has been used to mean pottery covered not with ..."

5. The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States: An Historical Review of by Edwin Atlee Barber (1893)
"... sometimes surrounded by a circular band containing the words " Etruscan majolica." These marks continued to be used after the retirement of Mr. Hill, ..."

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