This is the largest known piece of Egyptian glazed faience; really large vases of faience are not found.
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.
Lately the word has been used as almost, if not quite, synonymous with faience.
Porcelain was made until 1860, after which the production was restricted to English faience.
The latter resembles that of faience, and consists chiefly of grotesques.
The Russian faience (Fig. 300) of the present time is decorated in styles altogether peculiar.
No faience of the eighteenth century was more rich and artistic than that of Rouen.
The cheapest rings had bezels of faience or schist covered with enamel.
In Japan they were most closely approached by the faience Takatori.
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.