Ancient majolica is a type of pottery production characterized by a porous body coated, mainly by immersion, with a stanniferous or piombic enamel, which will give the artifact a kind of glazed.
The name Maiolica, derives from that of the island of Mallorca, to consider as a point of great production in past eras, especially in the Middle Ages.
In Majolica France, it will take the name "faïence", referring to the city of Faenza, which as we remember is one of the largest Italian manufacturers of all time, together with the manufacture of Capodimonte, they were for centuries among the largest European producers.
In a strict and specialized sense the "majolica" is only that ceramic with stanniferous enamel. In a broad sense, on the other hand, even on dictionaries, it is considered majolica is all glazed terracotta, that is, any cookie object covered with white enamel, decorated and ricotta with or without crystalline veils.Latest arrivals