Definition of faience in English:
Glazed ceramic ware, in particular decorated tin-glazed earthenware of the type that includes delftware and maiolica.
- Tin-glazed earthenware, or faience, was introduced in the early sixteenth century in imitation of Chinese porcelain to France, Germany and the Netherlands, and by mid-century it had arrived in England.
- Given the scarcity of examples of bird painting on Niderviller faience or porcelain, it is impossible to say what Gerverot's birds may have looked like.
- Now she finds her eye drawn to French faience, a type of glazed earthenware.
Late 17th century (originally denoting pottery made at Faenza, Italy): from French faïence, from Faïence, the French name for Faenza.
Words that rhyme with faienceadvance, Afrikaans, à outrance, chance, dance, enhance, entrance, France, glance, lance, mischance, outdance, perchance, prance, Provence, stance, trance
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