Fine earthenware with coloured decoration on an opaque white tin glaze, originating in Italy during the Renaissance.
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of maiolica in:
- The US English dictionary