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Fine earthenware with colored decoration on an opaque white tin glaze, originating in Italy during the Renaissance.
- ‘Through the Renaissance, collectors displayed maiolica proudly and prominently in their homes and businesses.’
- ‘The rise of maiolica during the Italian Renaissance signaled a change in the perception and purpose of ceramic wares.’
- ‘Traditionally, maiolica is earthenware with a lead-based glaze made opaque by tin oxide.’
- ‘Her bedroom was decorated with sacred paintings and furnished with quantities of maiolica and glassware.’
- ‘I have taught maiolica decoration to the older students with great results.’
Mid 16th century: Italian, from Maiolica ‘Majorca’.
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