faience faience


  • (n) glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors


  1. Other ornaments were a sort of bib and two wristlets, apparently of faience; three scarabs, apparently of stone, and an oval seal ring.
  2. As a series of faience pendants shows, Nubia's goddesses were almost proudly naked, sprouting downturned wings and sporting two crowned cobras on their shoulders.
  3. In this, as in the delicacy and purity of their color, they followed the Persian artists in faience ware, whose work is rivaled only by the Chinese.


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