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Hall, the Englishman who launched faience in Gien

An example of Gien faience | Cjp24 / CC-BY-SA
Museum Gien faience museum

Faience from Quimper, from Malicorne-sur-Sarthe... France has a nice earthenware production! But what about the faience from Gien? It's the English industrialist Hall who set up a pottery works in the city in 1821. He didn't go wrong! River Loire and lateral canal nearby allowed to convey raw materials and it existed a kind of white clay in the area... Items made in the factory were a huge success. The museum is located next to the factory. You'll see monumental and beautiful pieces. Don't forget: faience from Gien is famous all over the world!

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