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Pieces of Staffordshire slipware

Don't eat this icing!

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These pieces of pottery were made in Staffordshire during the 17th century. The slip that covers the surface has been dragged to create a combed effect. Anyone who has seen decorated icing in a cake shop will be familiar with the technique. The trailed slip is caught and dragged across the surface to create the distinctive combed effect seen here.

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