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Another personal favourite, Velluma ware

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The Velluma backstamp.

Velluma is a particularly rare ware today and pieces rarely turn up. The body has an almost parchment texture to it and the tea wares particularly are prone to damage. The colours are often quite muted, which adds to the vellum feel of this particular ware. These pieces were fired at high temperatures to enhance the soft effect desired.

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Three items of Velluma ware by the two of the main artists.

Unusually the pots were made at Burslem and then decorated at Lambeth to the designs of Arthur Pearce, William Rowe and Margaret Thompson.

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A rare match box stand.

Through deduction it appears that Arthur Pearce was responsible for the castle and topographical scenes, William Rowe the countryside scenes and Margaret Thompson the crinoline ladies and fairies.

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Three dishes with countryside or castle designs. Bamburgh Castle seems to have been a popular design as I have seen most items with this design.