mezza majolica

mez·za majolica | \¦metsə-, -edzə-, -ezə-\

Definition of mezza majolica 

: early Italian earthenware resembling majolica but whitened with a clay slip under a lead glaze and partly decorated in sgraffito

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History and Etymology for mezza majolica

Italian mezza maiòlica, literally, half majolica

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