The book for reference the examples being separated from the text. In this edition the illustrations. and are seen in conjunction with the history and description of the different potteries. Brief accounts, extracted from the larger volume, of the various manufacturers are also given, with a view to help in establishing the period to which any specimen may belong. The painted pottery of Italy, ever since its introduction into that country in the 15th century, has been called by the Italians themselves Maiolica. In England it was in the 18th century called Raphael ware, on account of an impression which existed that Raphael himself condescended to paint on some of the ware.