FANCIES Small, cheap, pottery ornaments created in either bone china or earthenware. Pretty and at the same time pretty useless. Slightly decorative, usually ugly for some tastes. Great for oven fill.
Vital in the bottle oven. Theses are the wooden step ladders used by placers in the oven to reach the top of bungs of saggars. Varying sizes. Lots to be seen at Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent http://gladstonepotterymuseumstory.blogspot.co.uk/