19th Century French Hand Painted Barbotine Ceramic Jardinière Palissy Style
This fine antique Majolica cachepot was sculpted in Orchies, Northern France, circa 1890 and is attributed to Joseph L’hermine-Declercq (see picture #9 and 10 from the book: “les barbotines” by Pierre Faveron). The beautiful ceramic planter, with heavy relief, features nature motifs including a bird, nest, snake, frog, leaves, tree trunk and reeds, very much in the manner of Palissy. The hand painted piece is very colorful with a rich green palette on the outside and a peachy pink color inside. Use the porcelain jardinière for plants or other small nick knacks. Pictured in the book “Les Barbotines” by Pierre Faveton page 3. (See last pictures)
Bernard Palissy (1510-1589) was a French Huguenot potter, hydraulics engineer and craftsman, famous for having struggled for sixteen years to imitate Chinese porcelain. He is best known for his so-called “rustic ware”, typically highly-decorated large oval platters featuring small animals in relief among vegetation, the animals apparently often being molded from casts taken of dead specimens. It is often difficult to distinguish examples from Palissy’s own workshop and those of a number of “followers” who rapidly adopted his style. Imitations and adaptations of his style continued to be made in France until roughly 1800, and then revived considerably in the 19th century.
Measures: 13″ W x 10″ D x 7.5″ H.
|Dimensions||13 × 10 × 7.5 in|
Late 19th Century