Luneville Faience

Founded in 1730, LUNÉVILLE FAIENCE of Lorraine France, is one of the most famous French pottery manufacturers. The pottery manufacturer produced tin-glazed earthenware pottery, called faience.  Most often the earthenware is decorated with high-temperature colors.  Unlike lead-glazed earthenware, tin-glazed ware is painted on a fired body that has been coated with a raw glaze material and fired at a lower temperature. 

While in France the tin-glazed earthenware pottery is called faience, the ware is variously called majolica or delftware, depending on its origin.