Lion and Unicorn Specializes in faience pottery

Faience pottery, or fayence, is a type of pottery that dates back to the ninth century. Many historians note that faience likely originated in Iran or nearby in the Middle East.

It is often referred to as “tin-glazed” because it includes a formula using a mix of clay and glass that is painted with tin oxide and then fired. The name comes from the French word “faience,” which means “earthenware.”

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The popularity of faience pottery spread to other parts of the world, including European nations like France and England. In the Middle Ages, artists used the faience style to create religious objects, such as crucifixes and chalices. During the Renaissance, many sculptors, ceramicists, and artists used the faience style to develop numerous unique decorative items, including faience tiles and wall decorations.

Today, faience pottery is still widely used in producing tiles, vases, plates, faience beads, and other decorative items. In addition, many creators depend on the faience technique to create artwork, such as sculptures and murals. As a result, faience pottery is still a popular material for artisans and craftspeople, and you can find it in various shapes, sizes, and colors with relative ease.

If you’re looking to sell faience pottery, you’ll want to have it thoroughly inspected and appraised. Naturally, a few factors can impact the going rate for a piece of faience, such as its provenance, authenticity, and condition. For example, a well-maintained vase or dishware set that’s centuries old is far more likely to sell for a high price at auction than a damaged piece or an incomplete collection that an appraiser can’t properly authenticate. 

With this in mind, the simplest way to sell faience pottery is to partner with Lion & Unicorn. We have decades of experience selling fine art, ceramics, and other antiques, giving us the requisite skill and market knowledge to ensure that faience pieces fetch top dollar through direct sale or auction. 

As a full-service auction house, Lion & Unicorn provides dedicated service at our offices throughout Florida, and we also offer nationwide estate purchases and transfers. Contact us today with information about the faience pieces in your collection, and we’ll be glad to assist you.


For over 30 years, Lion and Unicorn has specialized in Estate Appraisal. As the premier auction house in Hollywood, Florida, we provide a diverse clientele with the unequivocal opportunity to sell their estate and collections efficiently, and for maximum value. If you are considering an estate appraiser, our appraisal specialists can assist you in determining the value of your collection and displaying them in front of active buyers. Lion and Unicorn is a full service auction house with the experience and professionalism only a team of experienced auction specialists can provide. Lion and Unicorn can pick up your estate collection, transport the collection to a dedicated gallery where the items will be meticulously cleaned, photographed, and prepared for a live online auction with a global audience. Lion and Unicorn is recognized as one of the most prestigious auction houses in the United States, with a global reach that is unsurpassed. If you are looking for “estate appraisers near me”, contact us today and let us do the hard work for you!