Origin of faience
Examples from the Web for faience
The latter resembles that of faience, and consists chiefly of grotesques.
At Longwy the manufacture of faience was begun about forty years ago, when M. Huart de Northcomb was proprietor of a workshop.
The word majolica, as now employed, has almost the same meaning as faience.
Faience, fayence, or fayance, is a French word applied to every kind of glazed earthen-ware.
Japan, on the contrary, owes her ceramic distinction in the main to her faience.
British Dictionary definitions for faience
- tin-glazed earthenware, usually that of French, German, Italian, or Scandinavian origin
- (as modifier)a faïence cup
Word Origin for faïence
Word Origin and History for faience
1714, from French faïence (16c.), probably from Fayence, French form of Faenza, city in Italy that was a noted ceramics center 16c. The city name is Latin faventia, literally "silence, meditation," perhaps a reference to a tranquil location.