Fine earthenware with colored decoration on an opaque white tin glaze, originating in Italy during the Renaissance.
- Traditionally, maiolica is earthenware with a lead-based glaze made opaque by tin oxide.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: Italian, from Maiolica 'Majorca'.
Words that rhyme with maiolicafrolicker, majolica
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