Majolica? Maiolica? Victorian Majolica Maiolica – Quiz Questions, Answers, Evidence

Lead glaze earthenware, Chinese Sancai horse, colored

Which is it? What is it? Majolica? Maiolica? Victorian Majolica?


“These two words have been used interchangeably and still are.”

Online Search Engines

Present day dictionary compilers and online search engines’ primary definitions treat ‘maiolica’ and ‘majolica’ as interchangeable. Fans of tin glazed maiolica (with an ‘i’) and fans of lead glazed majolica (with a ‘j’)  both feel this is overdue for correction. We can see they are different. We know they are different. Do they not deserve one clear sense each? Read More