Glazed earthenware; esp., a fine variety that which is decorated with colorful designs in an opaque glaze.
A precursor to glass. Probably first made 5,500 years ago. It consists of a core of quartz particles fused together. Over the core a glaze is applied. Most faience pieces have lost the glaze because the core and glass expand and contract at different rates as it gets hotter or colder. (Other information)
French version of tin-glazed earthenware.
Tin-glazed earthenware, especially made in France, Germany, and Scandinavia. The term is of French derivation and probably comes from the sixteenth-century popularity in France of ware originating in the fifteenth century at Faenza, Italy. The technique is exactly the same as that used for maiolica and delftware, the only difference being the place of origin. In Portugal, the term also refers to majolica, lead-glazed and/or tin-glazed porous earthenware decorated with transparent metallic pigments.
is an opaque colored glaze. Only a few peices were made this way, early on in Hummel's history.
French earthenware. See Delft.
(French) Richly colored glazed earthenware, named from the Italian town of Faënza, formerly famed for such pottery.
A glazed material, with a base of either carved soapstone or moulded clay, with an overlay of blue/green colored glass.
from the french name for faenza, an italian town known for it's tin-glazed (majolica) earthenware. the term faience is now used as a generalization for earthenware decorated with opaque glazes.
Earthenware decorated with opaque colored glazes.
A peasant type of glazed pottery originally made at Faenza, Italy. A glazed biscuit ware. It may by used as a facing for buildings or walls in the form of tiles or blocks. It is also used as a flooring material.
Like DELFT ; this is an opaque metal based [ tin or lead ] glaze creating the illusion of a white clay body. The ware is first coated with glaze, then decorated oxides. [ often cobalt ] The fired clay body looks white regardless of the color of the clay body.
French tin-glazed pottery
A ceramic vessel decorated with a metallic glaze, although faience has come to mean any glazed vessel.
French term for tin-glazed earthenware of post-medieval Europe (ie., maiolica), derived from the Italian manufacturing centre of Faenza. Also a ceramic composed of a body of crushed quartz and an overlying glaze, common in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. It was capable of being moulded into small objects or pots, and the surface became glassy when fired; if dusted with copper oxide it takes on a turquoise colour. Such products were initially confused with earthenware which had a white tin-opacified glaze, and the term faience incorrectly applied, has remained in use (see box, p.104).
glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors
A non-clay ceramic substance composed of crushed quartz, lime and alkali. Combined with water it can be hand moulded or pressed into a mould. Upon heating, a reflective, vitreous glaze forms on the surface. Faience was frequently utilised for amulets, jewellery and decorative architectural elements (such as tiles).
a porous earthenware glazed with a white tin oxide (stanniferous); originally a porcelain substitute first made in Faenza, Italy.
Glazed earthenware such as Quimper
French tin-glazed ware similar to delftware and maijolica.
a powdered quartz paste, which is modeled or molded and fired; it is either self-glazed or made with applied glaze
term applied to all kinds of glazed ceramics other than porcelain and stoneware.
An earthenware ceramic with a tin-oxide glaze. It originated in Faenza, Italy.
A fired silica body containing small amounts of alkali, and varying greatly in hardness depending on the degree of sintering. It is covered with a glaze, which may also be present interstitially among the quartz grains within the body. The term "glassy faience" is often used to describe a faience in which the reactions have proceeded to such an extent that the glass phase defines the visual appearance of the material.
originally a type of French- made pottery. The term is used today to refer to a fine glazed earthenware usually bearing highly colorful decoration.
(10) --quartz grains fused together and covered with a vitreous glaze (Pedley, 354)
Earthenware with an opaque glaze, often strong greenish blue.
Fired quartz paste very often used in Ancient Egyptian jewellery and for figurines, such as ushabti.
"An earthenware product covered with a tin-enamelled (stanniferous) glaze" (Ref: French Faience Fantaisie et Populaire of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Millicent Mali, United Printing, 1986.
Glazed material; base of steatite or clay with crushed quartz, overlaid with coloured glass.
Italian glazed earthenware, as colorfully designed pottery or in blocks or tiles to be used as wall facings.
Earthenware covered with a lead-tin glaze. A French term for earthenware derived from the Italian pottery center of Faenza, which during the Renaissance produced this ware partially in imitation of Spanish majolica ware.
a colorful substance used to mold or decorate small figures or amulets
a variety of glazed pottery, usually highly decorated.
Earthware decorated opaque colored glazes.
A French term for tin-glazed earthenware, imitating porcelain.
A material made of crushed quartz, lime, plant ash, or natron used to make a variety of objects including amulets and vessels. It is pressed into a mold, covered in glaze, and fired to form a vitreous-like material.
The name given to the French tin-glazed earthenware which developed from Italian maiolica. The term is also used for tin-glazed earthenware products from Germany and Scandinavia; the British equivalent of faience is delftware, the Dutch delft. Faience was first produced in any quantity in France from the late 16thC, mainly by Italians (the term derives from the Italian town of Faenza). Early designs were Italian style; from the 17thC they emulated Chinese porcelain, and in the 18thC, meissen. High quality, extravagantly decorated faience was made for the aristocracy early in the 18thC, but by the end of the century the development of cream ware for everyday use, and porcelain for finer products, significantly reduced the production of faience wares in Europe A tin-glazed earthenware designed for everyday use was known as faience blanche. It was produced in the 17th and 18th centuries, first in Italy then throughout most of mainland Europe Faience fine is the French version of the British creamware produced from the 1760s. It was introduced in 1768 in France and is usually lead glazed rather than tin glazed.
A glazed earthenware that was often used for amulets and some vessels.
Earthenware decorated with colourful opaque glazes often found on the fascia of Victorian and Edwardian fireplaces.
Pottery and Ceramics decorated with clear color glazes
Tin glazed European earthenware, usually from France. Quimper and Desvres are good examples of faience.
A general word covering low-fire colored clay bodies, such as Egyptian paste. Often a misused term, it is more particularly a French name for the tin-enameled earthenware made in the Italian town of Faenza during its period of Hispano-Moresque influence.