Faience - (Ceramics Earthenware Pottery)

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Faience - (Ceramics, Earthenware, Pottery) Pale red earthenware covered with a tin glaze. The term dates from the beginning of the seventeenth century though the ware was made at least 100 years earlier and is thought to derive rather from the Italian town of Faenza than from the French Faience. Faience was made in several European countries during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries but outstandingly in France from c. 1700 to 1780.

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