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Disambig.svg Not to be confused with category: Ancient Egyptian faience — For Ancient Egyptian ceramics.
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The name "faience" is simply the French name for Faenza, in the Romagna near Ravenna, Italy, where a painted majolica ware on a clean, opaque pure-white ground, emerged for export as early as the fifteenth century.

Faience or faïence is the conventional name in English for fine tin-glazed pottery on a buff earthenware body, at least when there is no more usual English name for the type concerned. The invention of a white pottery glaze suitable for painted decoration, by the addition of an oxide of tin to the slip of a lead glaze, was a major advance in the history of pottery. A kiln capable of producing temperatures exceeding 1,000 °C (1,830 °F) was required to achieve this result, the result of millennia of refined pottery-making traditions.

The term is now used for a wide variety of pottery from several parts of the world, including many types of European painted wares, often produced as cheaper versions of porcelain styles. Italian tin-glazed earthenware is often called maiolica in English, Dutch wares are called Delftware, and their English equivalents English delftware. "Faience" is the normal term in English for French, German, Spanish, Portuguese wares and those of other countries not mentioned.


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