How to use Majolica in a sentence
To these may be added the industrial museum, the cabinet of coins, the museum of natural history, the collection of majolica vases in the new palace, and the Wurttemberg museum of antiquities.
The campanile (850-878) is circular, and has perhaps the earliest example of the use of disks of coloured majolica as a decoration.
There are manufactures of paper, hats, leather, ropes, porcelain, majolica, soap, spirits, and ornaments made of palm leaves and grasses.
It contains the famous Tabulae Iguvinae, and a collection of paintings of the Umbrian school, of furniture and of majolica.
Gubbio occupies a far more important place in the history of majolica.Advertisement
At the beginning of the 15th century it went over to Venice; its industries flourished under Venetian government, especially its printingpress and manufacture of majolica, the latter of which still continues.
The collection of majolica in the municipal museum is very fine, and so is that of the Funghini family.
The municipal art gallery contains an altar-piece by Girolamo da Treviso (who also painted a fresco in the Chiesa della Commenda), a wooden St Jerome by Donatello, and a bust of the young St John by Antonio Rossellino (?), and some fine specimens of majolica, a variety of which, faience, takes its name from the town.
The town has manufactures of silk, majolica and bricks.
Throughout the whole of the 16th century the state of Urbino was one of the chief centres for the production of majolica, especially the towns of Gubbio and Castel Durante.Advertisement
There are several active industries, notably the manufacture of majolica and terra-cotta wares, machinery, gloves, beer, malt, cheese and sugar, while large pig markets are held here.
The lofty brick campanile (789-824) is among the earliest in Italy, and is decorated with coloured majolica disks.
The museum contains a very fine collection of these and a good collection of medieval majolica.
There is a school of the industrial arts and handicrafts, and majolica, paper, and silk cocoons are produced.
The use of disks of majolica may be noted in the decoration of the exterior.Advertisement
It was remodelled in 1488, and has a facade decorated with disks of majolica.
The monastery has been transformed into a medieval museum, where many specimens illustrating the modern history of Naples may be studied, and some fine specimens of majolica from the southern provinces can be inspected.
At the exhibition of Abruzzese art, held at Chieti in 1905, fine specimens of goldsmiths' work of the 15th and r6th centuries, of majolica of the 17th and 18th centuries, and of tapestries and laces were brought together; and the reproduction of some of these is still carried on, the small town of Castelli being the centre of the manufacture.
Of greater local interest are the medieval and Renaissance sculptures from Palermo itself, a large picture gallery, and an extensive collection of Sicilian majolica, &c.
The church contains frescoes by Lorenzo da Viterbo (1469) and a fine majolica pavement.Advertisement
In typically extravagant yet classical Italian style, the 17th century cupola is formed by green and yellow majolica roof tiles.
The majolica could, perhaps, have been intended to grace a Spanish grandee 's table in a conquered England.
Pottery specialist Duncan Smith from Southampton recognized pieces of Iberian courseware and high grade Italian majolica.
There are, however, some artistic industries in and around the city, of which the most important is the Ginori-Richard porcelain works, and the Cantagalli majolica works.
Other churches with interesting monuments are Sant' Anna dei Lombardi, built in 1411 by Guerrello Origlia, which contains some splendid marble sculpture, especially Rosellino's " Nativity " in the Cappella Piccolomini; Sant' Angelo a Nilo, which contains the tomb of Cardinal Brancaccio, the joint work of Donatello and Michelozzo; San Giovanni a Carbonara, built in 1344 and enlarged by King Ladislaus in 1400, which contains among much other remarkable sculpture the tomb of the king, the masterpiece of Andrea Ciccione (1414), and that of Sergiami Caracciolo, the favourite of Joanna II., who was murdered in 1432 (the chapel in which it stands is paved with one of the earliest majolica pavements in Italy); San Lorenzo (1324), the Royal Church of the House of Anjou; and, for purely archaeological interest, the Church of Sant' Aspreno, thought to be the oldest Christian church in Italy, in the crypt of the new Borsa or exchange.Advertisement
It also works well for accessories such as collections of Majolica.
Majolica teapots are gorgeous in their detail.
Majolica is known for its fanciful, and colorful, detailed forms.