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Thursday, September 29, 2011

ARTstor - New collection agreement: Majolica International Society

ARTstor is collaborating with the Majolica International Society to share 1,000 images of Majolica pottery from the collections of its members into the ARTstor Digital Library.

Majolica is a variety of brightly painted, tin-glazed pottery made of soft earthenware. It was first introduced to Italy in the 14th century by merchants from Majorca, and the tradition was revived by British porcelain factory Minton & Co. and French ceramic chemist Leon Arnoux, who presented Majolica at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851, where it was greatly admired by Queen Victoria and the general public.

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