| Share
 

Faience

(2 syl.). Majolica. So called from Faenza, where, in 1299, it was first manufactured. It is termed majolica because the first specimens the Italians saw came from Majorca. In France it now means a fine ware not equal to porcelain.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Faience from Infoplease:

  • faience - faience faience [for Faenza, Italy], any of several kinds of pottery, especially earthenware made ...
  • faience: meaning and definitions - faience: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Faience - Faience (2 syl.). Majolica. So called from Faenza, where, in 1299, it was first manufactured. It is ...
  • delftware - delftware. delftware. The earliest delftware was a faience, a heavy, brown earthenware with opaque ...
  • Persian art and architecture: The Mongol and Timurid Periods - The Mongol and Timurid Periods The Mongol invasions of the first half of the 13th cent. destroyed ...

Related Content