FAIENCE

Faience is a type of ware made almost exclusively by Watcombe and Longpark potteries. The decoration is painted on to the pot using pigments resulting in a smooth flat surface, unlike other, slip-decorated, wares which leave an uneven surface.

The most desirable wares are those decorated with named scenes, a good selection of which is shown below, courtesy of Bob and Vivienne Stevens. The decoration can also be found with a yellow ground and sometimes blue ground, Bob prefers the green!

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