Important production areas of Majolica were Faenza, Deruta and Casteldurante and Urbino. In around 1520, the Istoriati style was produced. This style is most recognised for it biblical, mythological and historical scenes which decorate the pottery.

At the end of the 17th century, the traditional production of Majolica almost came to a halt. The discovery of the 'porcelain formula' in Dresden in the beginning of the 18th century delivered a major blow to the production of Majolica. Majolica was then only manufactured in Abruzzo and Naples.

At the end of the 19th century, the market for Majolica boomed in many regions of Europe. By then, 'Majolica' was then not strictly used for tin-glazed pottery but also for other color-glazed ware.

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