The applications of these quarries are extremely diverse; we will pass over quarries for the outside facing of buildings, as these belong rather to the category of decorated terra-cottas, and we will confine ourselves to quarries which are used on interiors.

Common faience quarries with stanniferous enamels, called Ponchon or Desvres (Figs. 824 to 831), are used especially for facing the walls above kitchen ranges and for adorning these ranges. The most common types of these applications are represented in Figs. 827 and 829.

The quarries of felspar faience compete seriously with the foregoing ones; their patterns are of a higher class (see the different styles: Figs 833, 834, 836), and their colours are more varied. These quarries are used for mantelpieces, in which their appearance is less monotonous than that of white panels.

Bathroom quarries are also made in felspar faience, and sometimes of glazed white stoneware. Figs. 848 to 850 represent applications of this class of facings.

The preceding quarries are currently manufactured and have not a very decorative appearance, but for higher - class wall ornamentation quarries are made which represent artistic compositions and are sometimes of real value.

Fig. 824.

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Fig. 825.

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Fig. 826.

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Fig. 828.

Fig. 829.

Fig. 830.

Fig. 831.

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Fig. 832.

Figs. 824 to 832. Desvres Faience Quarries (Fourmaintraux-Ccurquin).

Fig. 833.

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Fig. 834.

Fig. 836.

Figs. 833 to 836. Faience Quarries and Mantelpiece executed with these Quarries (D'Huart freres).

Plate III. represents "Jewellery," a large panel executed by Deck from the sketches of Ehrmann, which appeared at the Exhibition at Amsterdam in 1883.

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Figs 837 to 847. Decorated Quarries (Hearth and Panel Tiles by Woolliscroft &. Son).

Quite another style is represented by Plate IV.; this is a graceful composition executed by the faience factory of Creil and Montereau for the Saintes Library.

Plate V. shows another rustic scene, and is of pleasing effect; the panel is formed of squares of 16 centimetres side, and was executed by MM. D'Huart freres of Longwy.

Fig. 848.

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Fig. 849.

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Fig. 850.

Figs. 848 to 850. Facings of Ceramic Quarries (D'Huart freres).