majolica majolica  /mə ˈdʒɔ lə kə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide

Usage(s):

  • Art Nouveau glass is now more respectable than Renaissance majolica; the despised salon painters of the Third Empire are on show in the museums again.

News

  1. 'Ice stands' were meant to stand out

    Cowles Syndicate Inc. This 18-inch high piece of majolica, used to serve dessert, sold for $8,610 at Neal Auction Co. in New Orleans.
    on August 29, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Minton ice stand makes a cool collectible

    A Minton majolica centerpiece was auctioned in May 2013 as an “ice stand.” Minton & Polson was established in 1793 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The company started making majolica in about 1850. Some of these early pieces, marked “Minton,” inspired majolica made after 1873, when the company often...
    on August 25, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

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