One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See tin glaze
- ‘Almost certainly, the reference is to Staffordshire salt-glazed stoneware and tin-glazed earthenware made in Liverpool, the port from which both ceramic types were shipped.’
- ‘Unlike tin-glazed earthenware, white salt-glazed stoneware was ideally suited to slip casting and press molding into intricate shapes, and plaster of Paris greatly facilitated these processes.’
- ‘Classical themes were most commonly used to decorate the brilliantly colored tin-glazed earthenware, or maiolica, made in Italy during the Renaissance.’
- ‘Delft - tin-glazed earthenware with a distinctive white glaze intended to give the appearance of porcelain - was produced from moulds and usually produced in batches.’
- ‘Delft was the most common form of imported ceramics owned in early America, and in 1771, the Delftfield factory of Glasgow alone exported 64,077 pieces of tin-glazed earthenware and stoneware to the American colonies.’
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