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English translation: potiche

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Italian term or phrase:potiche
English translation:potiche
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03:58 Apr 14, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Italian term or phrase: potiche
history of pottery in provinces of italy, and subsequent accademic use of unusual adjectives
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potiche
Explanation:
The word “potiche” is now a standard word in English. The American Heritage Dictionary defines “potiche” as follows:

"potiche: A vase or jar with a round or polygonal body tapering at the neck and having a removable cover.

ETYMOLOGY: French, from pot, pot, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin * pottus."

The Decorative Arts and Antiques web site has a “Pottery and Porcelain Glossary” which defines “potiche” as follows:

http://www.noteaccess.com/APPROACHES/DecorativeAA/PGlossary5...

“Potiche. Large, broad-mouthed jar, often of 'baluster' shape, with cover; favoured from Ming times.”


Here is an example of the word being used in an English context:

http://www.kaleden.com/articles/1643.html

“This political turmoil caused the slowing down of the growth of the creative arts... There were, however, some notable exceptions, among which were the potiche... Potiche, derived form the French pot, is the name given to a round or polygonal vase with slightly pronounced shoulders tapering in at the neck and a removable cover topped by a finial.”

Notice how the wording of the definition given in the above quote is almost a verbatim copy of the American Heritage Dictionary definition, without proper credit.


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1 hr
potiche


Explanation:
It's a French word and remains that way - you will find los of web sites describing this richly decorated style of vase

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3 hrs
potiche


Explanation:
The word “potiche” is now a standard word in English. The American Heritage Dictionary defines “potiche” as follows:

"potiche: A vase or jar with a round or polygonal body tapering at the neck and having a removable cover.

ETYMOLOGY: French, from pot, pot, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin * pottus."

The Decorative Arts and Antiques web site has a “Pottery and Porcelain Glossary” which defines “potiche” as follows:

http://www.noteaccess.com/APPROACHES/DecorativeAA/PGlossary5...

“Potiche. Large, broad-mouthed jar, often of 'baluster' shape, with cover; favoured from Ming times.”


Here is an example of the word being used in an English context:

http://www.kaleden.com/articles/1643.html

“This political turmoil caused the slowing down of the growth of the creative arts... There were, however, some notable exceptions, among which were the potiche... Potiche, derived form the French pot, is the name given to a round or polygonal vase with slightly pronounced shoulders tapering in at the neck and a removable cover topped by a finial.”

Notice how the wording of the definition given in the above quote is almost a verbatim copy of the American Heritage Dictionary definition, without proper credit.


Fuad


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Fuad Yahya
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Jan 28, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
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Jan 28, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Art/Literary
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