Palissy Style - French Majolica Figural Lizard by Armand-Louis-Henri Carré de Busserolle
Exceptional plaques signed Armand-Louis-Henri Carré de Busserolle, measurement 15 ½ x 10 ¾ inches (dated 1893)
The piece is wrapped in an original Victorian velour frame (removable)
Among Palissy Ware unique and important artworks are iconic Carré de Busserolle’s masterpiece that are seldom put on the Antique market
- Cf. See "Palissy Ware" Nineteenth-century French ceramists from Avisseau to Renoleau, Marshall P. Katz page 111 picture n° 135
Armand Carré de Busserolle was born in Draguignan on 8 December 1823. He was the son of military officer and at the age of twenty joined the army. He became Captain in 1852 and served in Africa for about a year, he was also heavily involved in the letter stages of the Franco-Prussian war.
In 1870 he rose to Lieutenant-Colonel and later was promoted General, he retired in December 1885 settled in Tours and took up ceramics as a serious hobby. A remarkable platter with river fish and reeds surrounded by an unusual blue and white border is displayed at the Tours Museum of fine Art. This example is one of the few surviving works by Armand-Louis-Henri Carré de Busserolle.
WIDTH: 15½ in | HEIGHT: 10¾ in
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