- n. alternative spelling of majolica. (style of Italian glazed earthenware, coated with enamel)
- n. highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide
“For all the images of beautiful women, in paintings and on the tin-glazed pottery called maiolica, the bella donna remained property.”
“More fluxes are added to maiolica colorants than to underglaze colorants and the lower the viscosity of the colors and the glaze is, the more the decoration will run and the contours of the decoration will be blurred.”
“The maiolica technique can also be used by decorating with coloured glazes on top of the basic glaze.”
“-- This maiolica is a tin-glazed earthenware with a soft body usually buff in color and porous in texture.”
“The 17th-century Italian maiolica-ware found at Jamestown is a red-body earthenware with scratched or incised designs -- a true sgraffito-ware.”
“A few examples of maiolica found at Jamestown are believed to have been made in Lisbon, and these usually have designs in blues and dark purples against a white background.”
“Among the most excessive is the ravishing Vila Algarve, a rococo fantasy of curving terraces and balconies and stairways, topped off with urns and grotesques and maiolica-tiled tableaux, the whole place teetering on the verge of complete disintegration.”
“This includes examples of brightly colored maiolica (a type of ceramic), venetian glass and jewelry.”
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