Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Majolica (Majorca-ware), so-called by Italians because the earliest specimens came from the island of Majorca, The term is applied to decorative pottery with a lustrous, enamelled surface, produced from the 15th to the 17th century, especially to the more highly-ornamented and vividly-coloured specimens made in Italy, Spain, and Majorca. Modern majolica, generally made in large pieces, offers a rough imitation as to colour and lustre of the pottery properly entitled to the name.