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Identifier: potteryporcelain00elli
Title: Pottery and porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876
Year: 1878 (1870s)
Authors: Elliott, Charles Wyllys, 1817-1883
Subjects: Pottery — History Pottery — Marks
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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is words, he says:On ne rencontre pas la moindre parcelle demail stannifere, blanc onautres, sur les poteries attribuees ii ce maitre. Lc Uanc est une tcrreblanchatre qui, couverte dun vernis incolore, conserve sa blancheur. If, therefore, it may be questioned whether the object of discover-ing a stanniferous glaze was worthy the sacrifice of sixteen years of hisown life, as well as of the ])eaee and comfort of his friends and fam-ily; and if, after all, he did not discover it; and if, besides that, he BERNARD PALISSY. 12T might have obtained it froia llirschvogel without all this tribulation,and did not—we may well be at a loss to understand the high praisewhich in some quarters has been lavished on Palissy; and for myselfI am not willing to continue it. Martyrdom is usually a very poorbusiness, and the cause of good pottery certainly does not denumd it. The work begun at Salutes about 1535, and afterward carried onat Paris, is marked by pecuUarities which for a long time were sup-

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FiG. IS.—Large Oval Dish, from the Museum qf ike Louvre. posed to be confined to the wares of Palissy. These were the use ofshells, lizards, snakes, fish, frogs, insects, and plants, in high-relief uponthe surface of his plates and dishes. This will be shown in the exam-ple we give (Fig. 73), which is one of the finest pieces of this workextant, now in the museum of the Louvre. And even this is nowbelieved by some competent experts to be of modern manufacture. -jOs; PorrERY AXI> PORCELAIX. TliLSc natural objcets were inodeled with consi(leral)le cnre, and col-ored t<» represent the real things, so that they have a value to thenaturaliiJt as well as to the j»ottcr. As Works of ceramic art, can we accord them a high rank, or can

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Tagged: , bookid:potteryporcelain00elli , bookyear:1878 , bookdecade:1870 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:Elliott__Charles_Wyllys__1817_1883 , booksubject:Pottery____History , booksubject:Pottery____Marks , bookpublisher:New_York__D__Appleton_and_company , bookcontributor:New_York_Public_Library , booksponsor:MSN , bookleafnumber:136 , bookcollection:newyorkpubliclibrary , bookcollection:americana

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