I've always been attracted to this kind of ceramic typeface. My earliest memories of similar lettering are rooted in my adventures on the Paris Metro system when I was a young boy. Affluent areas in English towns had individually signed high streets then, many dating back to the nineteenth century. Butchers' shops and Public Houses in particular seemed to revel in this sort of high quality tiling.
This delapidated facade still survives, but only just, in Fisherton Street, Salisbury. It has, like many, been vandalised by a post-war rush to modernise and homogenise our local textures. I wonder what the original Mr Knight would have said about that?