Nineteenth-Century French Ceramists
from Avisseau to Renoleau
Author: Marshall P. Katz, Robert Lehr
Publisher/Date: Athlone Press (1996, 1st US printing) Retail price: $124.60
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in fine condition. 192 pages; measures 9 x 12 inches.
Description: Bernard Palissy, the Renaissance potter, created a style of ceramic art which has remained popular for nearly 400 years and which saw a considerable revival throughout Europe in the later 19th century. The coiled cipers, the slinking lizards, the scaly fish - these are the characteristic Palissy creatures set in high relief and painted as in nature. Extensively collected, Palissy ware is found in the world's great museums.
This volume, fully illustrated in color, providesthe first comprehensive account of the work of Palissy's 19th-century followers in France. It aims to be regarded as a standard guide and work of reference for collectors, curators and all those concerned with ceramic art.