Copy of the Temperance Basin, made by George Pull, Vaugirard, France, 1869.
Copy of the Temperance Basin, Moulded (or mould-pressed) earthenware with coloured glazes.
(Note: Converted from Register)
The Temperance Basin
Georges Pull, 1869
Georges Pull was one of many 19th-century artists influenced by the 16th-century French potter, Bernard Palissy. While Palissy was famed for ‘rustic’ ceramics incorporating life casts of animals and plants, his reproduction of the Temperance Basin was also imitated throughout the 19th century. Pull sold his reproductions from 1856, at a time when electrotypes and photographs of the 16thcentury versions were shown at international exhibitions.
Cast earthenware with coloured glazes
Museum no. 1080-1871(30.11.18)
Label for 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900', Gallery 101, de-canted March 2017:
Georges Pull was one of the many French potters influenced by the work of the extrodianary 16th-century French ceramicist Bernard Palissy. From 1856 Pull worked with his sculptor son at perfecting copies of Palissy's work. This dish is based on an original that Palissy moulded from a pewter dish made around 1590 by François Briot.
France, Vaugirard; made by Georges Pull
Earthenware, moulded in low relief and decorated in coloured glazes
Museum no. 1080-1871'
Georges Pull (1810-1889)
France (Vaugirard): 1869
moulded in low relief
and decorated with
Georges Pull was one of many French potters influenced by the works of Bernard Palissy (1510-1590), who achieved the status of national hero by about 1850. From 1856 Pull worked with his sculptor son at perfecting copies such as this, modelling, glazing and supervising the firing personally. The Palissy original was itself moulded directly from Francois Briot's pewter "Temperance" dish about 1590: examples of both are in this museum. The pattern shows Temperance surrounded by the four elements, and the seven liberal arts with Minerva around the rim.
Copy of the temperance basin made in 1869 by George Pull in Vaugirard France. The original was made in in around 1585 by the French model carver and medallist, François Briot.
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