Many people use the terms synonymously. Some factories, such as J & M P Bell in Glasgow, Scotland used the term clobbering for any color over the glaze. Traditionally, clobbering is a term used to describe color that has been added by the factory to a plain pattern after a length of time. If plain patterns weren't selling, they were brought back to the factory where color was added, and they were refired.
Overglaze enameling is one of the ways the potteries added color to printed patterns at the time of production. It is often difficult to tell which is which from looking at the finished product. In the database, we are using the term "printed and painted." That describes what we see.
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