Bernard Palissy Ceramics & Imitators Photos

Bernard Palissy (c1510-1589) was a French Huguenot potter best known for his cast ceramic plates sculpted with snakes, lizards, bugs and other creatures plus plates with three-dimensional designs. His works inspired many others potters and this page includes derivative works, often difficult to know if they original Palissys.

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Ceramics master Bernard Palissy sculpture plaster model by Ernest Barrias at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Bernard Palissy biscuit sculpture by J. Dorfer of France at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.Sculpture of ceramic artist Bernard Palissy near Sevres Arch at St-Germain-des-Prés. Paris, France.Ceramist pioneer Bernard Palissy statue by Louis-Ernest Barrias in front of Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Ceramics master Bernard Palissy sculpture plaster model (1877) by Ernest Barrias at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Bernard Palissy biscuit sculpture (1882) by J. Dorfer of France at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.Sculpture of ceramic artist Bernard Palissy near Sevres Arch at St-Germain-des-Prés. Paris, France.Ceramist pioneer Bernard Palissy statue (1880) by Louis-Ernest Barrias in front of Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware dish with eels, fish, flora & fauna by Bernard Palissy or follower of France at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.French glazed earth basin with creatures in style of Bernard Palissy at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, France.Ceramic oval plate with snake & rustic nature by successor of Bernard Palissy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic oval plate with snake & crayfish by successor of Bernard Palissy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware dish with eels, fish, flora & fauna (late 16th C) by Bernard Palissy or follower of France at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.French glazed earth basin with creatures in style of Bernard Palissy (start 17thC) at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, France.Ceramic oval plate with snake & rustic nature (end 16thC-mid 17thC) by successor of Bernard Palissy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic oval plate with snake & crayfish (early 17thC) by successor of Bernard Palissy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Glazed earthenware platter with moulded snake, lizard, shells & leaves from France at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Glazed earthenware platter with moulded snake, fish & other creatures at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with moulded snake, crayfish & frogs by Agostine Conrado from Nevers, France at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.French glazed earth oval gondola bowl with female figure in style of Bernard Palissy at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, France.
Glazed earthenware platter with moulded snake, lizard, shells & leaves (1580-1630) from France at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Glazed earthenware platter with moulded snake, fish & other creatures (1580-1630) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with moulded snake, crayfish & frogs (1599) by Agostine Conrado from Nevers, France at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.French glazed earth oval gondola bowl with female figure in style of Bernard Palissy (start 17thC) at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, France.
Pair of ceramic gondolas with Nymphs by workshop at Fontainebleau at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Bowl with flower decoration, Palissy imitation of Corplet at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with latticework of flowers from Lisieux? at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Glazed earth fruit bowl in style of Bernard Palissy from Auge, France at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, France.
Pair of ceramic gondolas with Nymphs (early 17thC) by workshop at Fontainebleau (aka Avon?) at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Bowl with flower decoration, Palissy imitation of Corplet (1882) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with latticework of flowers (early 17thC) from Lisieux? at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Glazed earth fruit bowl in style of Bernard Palissy (start 17thC) from Auge, France at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, France.
Earthenware plate with sculpted Loire fish by Charles Jean Avisseau at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of snakes, frogs & nature by Georges Pull of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Earthenware plate with fishes & snakes before 1873 by Barbizet & fils of Paris in style of Bernard Palissy at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Ceramic plate with models of fish & creatures by Victor Barbizet of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate with sculpted Loire fish (1842) by Charles Jean Avisseau at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of snakes, frogs & nature (c1860) by Georges Pull of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Earthenware plate with fishes & snakes before 1873 by Barbizet & fils of Paris in style of Bernard Palissy at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Ceramic plate with models of fish & creatures (c1880-90) by Victor Barbizet of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Ceramic basket with models of fish & eels by August Chauvigné of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of fish & seafood by August Chauvigné of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of fish & eels by Édouard Avisseau of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of fish & eel by Édouard Avisseau of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Ceramic basket with models of fish & eels (c1890) by August Chauvigné of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of fish & seafood (c1889) by August Chauvigné of Tours (shown Paris Expo 1889) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of fish & eels (1870) by Édouard Avisseau of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic plate with models of fish & eel (later 19thC) by Édouard Avisseau of Tours at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Ceramic table centerpiece in form of rock with snakes & other creatures by Charles-Jean Avisseau of Tours, France at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic ewer in form of wolf's head emerging from rustic wood by Charles-Joseph Landais of Tours, France at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.

Ceramic table centerpiece in form of rock with snakes & other creatures (1860) by Charles-Jean Avisseau of Tours, France (shown Paris Expo 1867) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Ceramic ewer in form of wolf's head emerging from rustic wood (1860-70) by Charles-Joseph Landais of Tours, France at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.


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