Maiolica Pottery

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Maiolica designates Italian tin-glazed pottery dating from the Renaissance. The name is thought to come from the medieval Italian word for Majorca, an island on the route for ships bringing Hispano-Moresque wares from Valencia to Italy. Moorish potters from Majorca are reputed to have worked in Sicily and it has been suggested that their wares reached the Italian mainland from Caltagirone.


The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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