delftware


delft·ware

noun \ˈdelft-ˌwer\

Definition of DELFTWARE

:  delft

First Known Use of DELFTWARE

1714

delftware

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Tin-glazed earthenware, with blue-and-white or polychrome decoration, first made in the early 17th century at Delft, Holland. Dutch potters later introduced the art of tin glazing to England along with the name, which now applies to wares manufactured in the Netherlands and England. It is distinguished from faience (made in France, Germany, Spain, and Scandinavia) and majolica (made in Italy).

Variants of DELFTWARE

delftware or delft

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