1875 Chromolithograph Bernard Palissy Glazed Design Renaissance Earthenware LOR1


This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts a variety of glazed Renaissance earthenware from the kilns of French craftsman Bernard Palissy. The rich colors and subtle intricacies are absolutely gorgeous, with the large platter at the top representing the quadrivium of astronomy, music, geometry and arithmetic along the outer border and the four elements inside.


This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 13.5 inches; 24 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.

Keywords specific to this image: historical, pattern, motif, edge, nude, ignis, terra, flower, face, figure, ceramic