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Art Deco -
Art Nouveau -
Barbotine -
Bisque or Biscuit -
Cashepots -
Choisy-le-Roi -
Compote or Comport -
Faience -
Gien -
Intaglio -
Jardiniere -
Majolica -
McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 -
Porcelain -
Reticulated -
Rococo -
Sarreguemines -
Stilt Marks -
Terre de Fer -
Vitrine -


Art Deco -
period from 1925 to 1935 using geometric patterns and lines

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Art Nouveau -
French for new art incorporating items from nature such as flowers, plants, leaves, animals and women from 1850-1925.

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Barbotine -
French word for majolica.

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Bisque or Biscuit -
pottery that has been fired once from the clay form to become hard.

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Cashepots -
French for "hide the pot", a ceramic planter where you put a small potted plant.

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Choisy-le-Roi -
A french manufacturer of fine majolica and faience named for the town in France. No longer exists.

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Compote or Comport -
A cake stand or a footed pedistal dish.

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Faience -
Glazed earthenware ceramics with a smooth surface.

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Gien -
A french city well known for its production of fine majolica and faience.

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Intaglio -
An incised or sunken decoration.

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Jardiniere -
French for planter.

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Majolica -
Glazed earthenware ceramics with raised molded surfaces.

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McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 -
This Act required that the name of the country of origin be marked on the piece of ceramics.

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Porcelain -
Hard non-porous pottery distinguished by the addition of kaolin in the clay.

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Reticulated -
Pierced or "Lace Cut".

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Rococo -
Extreamly ornate style of decorating made popular in France in the 18th century.

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Sarreguemines -
A producer of fine majolica and faience named for the town it is located in.

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Stilt Marks -
This is where the pottery item sits on stilts while it is fired in the kiln.

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Terre de Fer -
Faience with iron content in the clay.

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Vitrine -
French for display cabinet.

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