faience tile

faïence tile

Glazed or unglazed ceramic tile which shows characteristic variations in the face, edges, and glaze that give a handicrafted, nonmechanical, decorative effect. Also see majolica.
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The Wazir Khan Mosque is such an architectural masterpiece which mesmerizes the onlooker with its majestic architecture and extensive faience tile work.
The Flint Faience Tile Company had its origins in a meeting between Champion and Carl Bergmans, a Belgian ceramist working for the American Encaustic Tile Company in Zanesville, Ohio.
The first faience tiles were produced in a building at the AC Spark Plug complex at Harriet Street and Industrial Avenue in Flint.
The clay for faience tiles (and, later, unglazed vitreous tiles sold under the name "Vitrocraft") mostly came from northeastern Ohio, near Zanesville.
The glazed terracotta tiles - known as faience tiles - are an instantly recognisable feature of many London Underground stations, including South Kensington, Covent Garden and the former Euston Tube stations.
The entire complex of the Blue Mosque covers an area of 7,000 square meters, including a courtyard, a ritual building, a dome and a minaret, paved with decorative faience tiles. The minaret of 24 meters high in the southeastern part of the mosque is the only one preserved out of the four original minarets.
The entrance hall, the arcaded clerks' and accountant's offices and the first-floor corridor, with other ancillary rooms, are all faced in faience tiles supplied by Burmantofts, mainly in turquoise, buff and pale yellow, with a fine Newcastle Breweries logo panel.
Many of the cinema's original features remain, such as the cream and black faience tiles, metal windows, rubb er flooring dating from the 1930s, and an almost unaltered projection room
It is a structure of great power and apparent simplicity, enlivened by a minutiae of intricate and exquisite detail, such as the 11th century wooden panels of the Minbar or pulpit, delicately carved in relief; or the 30 plaques of iridescent faience tiles -- brought from Baghdad in the Ninth Century -- surrounding the Mihrab or niche facing towards Makkah, which is sculpted from marble.
Named after the artist, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, it is crowned by a suspended vault of white faience tiles bearing a radiation symbol.