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The Lomagne area designates a small group of villages found between the cities of Agen and Montauban (see map in new window). Potters settled there during the 16th century and worked until the end of the 18th century. Individual pottery workshops have not been identified with greater precision yet.
Like the potters of Giroussens and Cox, Lomagne potters produced hand-painted tablewares that were exported to North America. The fabric of these wares varies from pink to orange. The painters used blue, green and manganese colors. Like at Cox, blue was more common than at Giroussens.
Typical painted decorations are geometric and abstract patterns, plant parts or animals. A cross-hatched decorative pattern seems to be the trademark of these workshops, and can be found on many wares exported to North America. Lomagne decorations can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from those of Cox.
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