A type of 16th-cent. maiolica pottery with pictorial designs influenced by (and formerly attributed to) Raphael.
Raphael ware/ˈrafeɪ(ə)l ˌwɛː/ /ˈrafʌɪɛl ˌwɛː/
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Horace Walpole (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts. From Raphael (also, especially formerly, Raffaelle), English form of the name of RaffaelloSanti, Italian painter + ware.