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