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Turin faience, tin-glazed earthenware made in Turin, Italy, from the 16th through
the 18th century. Specimens from the early period are difficult to attribute, though
it is known that the Genoese G.G. Bianchi opened a factory there in 1646.
His wares appealed particularly to the rising European bourgeois class, and
porcelain and faience factories suffered severely from competition with him.
Surviving factories switched to the manufacture of creamware (called on the
Calvinist and Zwinglian participants 15:557h Calvin's spread of Reformed
religion 3:674b Zürich ware, faience (tin-glazed earthenware q.v.) faience-fine (
q.v.; lead-glazed earthenware), and porcelain (q.v.) made at a factory near Zürich
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