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Attributed to Bernard Palissy (French, about 1510 - 1590)
Saintes, France (Place created)
47.9 × 36.8 cm (18 7/8 × 14 1/2 in.)
A man of many interests and talents, Bernard Palissy developed his distinctive "rustic-ware," such as this basin, by casting shellfish, plants, and reptiles from life. He then attached them to traditional ceramic forms and decorated these objects with runny, lead-based glazes, increasing their watery
During his own lifetime, Palissy's works were highly popular. Such influential