The Sgraffiato wares of Italy do not come under the head of maiolica.
It was in the 16th century called Maiorica, and subsequently maiolica.
Giorgio was a statuary as well as a painter of maiolica, several of his sculptures in marble being yet extant.
According to Passeri there were fabriques of maiolica at Forlì in the 14th century.
If not the most ancient, Faenza was one of the most celebrated of the manufactories of maiolica in Italy.
maiolica was made in the city of Naples in the 17th century, but little is known respecting it.
The result was the development of the enameled ware known by the generic name maiolica.
Piccolpassi speaks of Genoa as a great mart for maiolica about the year 1540.
When to these are added the brilliant lustres of Gubbio, we have all that maiolica can show.
This ware is sometimes sold under the name of maiolica but it is more nearly an imitation of Palissy.