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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
 
An opaque, white [[ceramic%20glaze|ceramic glaze]] that contains [[stannic%20oxide|stannic oxide]]. Tin glazing was discovered by the Assyrians in the 9th century. As it spread from Moorish Spain (Hispano-Moresque ware) through Europe, several popular types of tin glazing were developed including [[majolica|majolica]] in Italy, [[faience|faience]] in France, and [[delftware|delftware]] in Holland.
 
An opaque, white [[ceramic%20glaze|ceramic glaze]] that contains [[stannic%20oxide|stannic oxide]]. Tin glazing was discovered by the Assyrians in the 9th century. As it spread from Moorish Spain (Hispano-Moresque ware) through Europe, several popular types of tin glazing were developed including [[majolica|majolica]] in Italy, [[faience|faience]] in France, and [[delftware|delftware]] in Holland.
  
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
 
* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Robert Fournier, ''Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery'', Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
 
* Robert Fournier, ''Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery'', Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "tin-glazed earthenware." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service  4 Feb. 2005 .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "tin-glazed earthenware."(Accesseed 4 Feb. 2005)
  
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000

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Tin-glazed earthenware
MFA# 00.389

Description

An opaque, white Ceramic glaze that contains Stannic oxide. Tin glazing was discovered by the Assyrians in the 9th century. As it spread from Moorish Spain (Hispano-Moresque ware) through Europe, several popular types of tin glazing were developed including Majolica in Italy, Faience in France, and Delftware in Holland.

Maiolica plate
MFA# 41.105

Synonyms and Related Terms

stanniferous glaze; glaçure stannique (Fr.); vidrado de estanho (Port.); tin-glazed earthenware; tin-enameled earthenware

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Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992

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