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Post  Ev on Mon 8 Jun - 17:28

After being in the pottery business for more years than I care to remember,
I am having to relearn what I have learnt regarding Majolica pottery !!
I always thought that Majolica pottery was where earthenware terracotta clay was covered with a white tin glaze and then decorated with colours/stains which is very typical of the European pottery eg Italy.
However in the last couple of years, I have found the rich variegated coloured pottery where different coloured glazes are poured onto the same piece and fired is called Majolica in NZ by auction houses and traders on TM eg: Rancich .....
I don't know why this is so .... ?
So I'm going with the flow..... but how did this terminology come about I wonder?

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