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  • Le Petit Palais - Candlestick - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Candlestick Anonymous Production Saint Porchaire Deux Sèvres Before 1551 Kaolinic clay plumbiferous glaze 31 3 x 17 3 cm Pottery wares known as Saint Porchaire occupy a singular place in the history of French ceramics These luxury items made from very white clay which are too fragile for use stand out on account of the delicacy of their paste The Petit Palais has the privilege of owning three of these exceptional wares of which scarcely more than seventy pieces are currently known in the world This candlestick displays two types of very refined decoration firstly elements moulded in relief applied to the vase itself figurines crests masks shells etc and secondly motifs of arabesques and tracery in coloured clay The secret of this technique has only recently been discovered the decorations are stamped from hollow or relief moulds either directly onto the object or onto a fine leaf of clay which is then stuck to the body of the object The Petit Palais candlestick features the French coat of arms and monogram of Henry II as well as the arms of

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  • Le Petit Palais - Ewer : scenes from the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Ewer scenes from the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece Master I C Production Limoges Late 16th early 17th century Painted enamel 58 x 12 x 16 cm Invented in Limoges in the late 15th century the technique of painted enamel experienced remarkable growth there in the following century This delicate work consists of superimposing layers of enamel a silica based product similar to glass on a copper plaque working them with paintbrush and spatula like in painting or with a needle to scratch away the surface and reveal an underlying layer which is lighter or darker The most prized forms are display items without any practical use ewers bowls plates and saltcellars The iconography of this ewer is inspired by illustrations from the Livre de la Conqueste de la Toison d or The book of the quest for the Golden Fleece published in Paris in 1563 and engraved by René Boyvin based on drawings by Léonard Thiry Jason the famous hero of antiquity sets off on a quest to find the Golden Fleece which leads him to meet Medea with whom he has a love affair ending in tragedy The ewer displays the rich palette of colours used circa 1600 by the enamellers of Limoges Inventory number ODUT01245 Inventory number ODUT01245 Acquisition details Dutuit bequest 1902 Room 32 Roll your mouse over the exhibit to view detail Previous 6 8 Next A A A Back to the collection Ewer scenes from the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece Late 16th early 17th century Master I C Crédits Patrick Pierrain Petit Palais Roger Viollet Cliché n 26306

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  • Le Petit Palais - Portrait of Joost van Bronkhorst - petitpalais.paris.fr
    century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Portrait of Joost van Bronkhorst Jan Mostaert Haarlem circa 1475 Haarlem circa 1555 1556 Oil on panel 43 5 x 28 7 cm Jan Mostaert who was the official painter of the court of the regent Margaret of Austria in Mechlin is a good example of the cautious assimilation of certain Renaissance innovations by traditionalist artists in the early 16th century in the former Low Countries His refined artistry which places a subtle colour palette at the service of a dreamy poeticism and luxurious refinement make him one of the principle exponents of this movement These innovations appear in a delicately elaborated landscape By contrast the stark full frontal portrayal of this knight whose crossed hands stand out against the richness of his clothes is highly reactionary in its traditionalism compared to trends in Flanders at that time Inventory number PTUCK00003 Inventory number PTUCK00003 Acquisition details Edward Tuck et Julia Stell donation 1921

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  • Le Petit Palais - Oval dish with « rustic figuline » decoration - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Oval dish with rustic figuline decoration Bernard Palissy Follower of Production France Late 16th early 17th century Glazed earthenware 49 6 x 37 4 x 7 3 cm Known since the Middle Ages the varnished earthenware technique increased greatly in popularity in Renaissance France The term refers to a clay based ceramic covered with a lead based glaze which is translucent and coloured with metal oxides The most spectacular pieces are those with incredibly precise renderings of plants shells and marine animals They are traditionally linked to the famous potter Bernard Palissy 1510 1590 a genius ceramic artist who earned the title of Inventor of the King s Rustic Figulines in 1563 They were still being made in the 17th century which is probably when the large dish at the Petit Palais was made No doubt ostentatiously displayed on sideboards they are a wonderful illustration of the Renaissance Princes taste for strangeness and technical virtuosity Inventory number ODUT01129 Inventory number

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  • Le Petit Palais - Platter : the Judgement of Paris - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Platter the Judgement of Paris Painter of the Judgement of Paris workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli called Maestro Giorgio Production Gubbio Italy 1520 Earthenware D 36 2 cm This monumental platter is one of the most famous majolica items preserved in the Petit Palais A form of ceramic specific to the Italian Renaissance majolica is a type of earthenware a pottery covered with opaque white tin glaze which acts as a base for painted decoration using metallic oxides In addition to its wonderful painted decoration the Judgement of Paris platter has a decorative lustre Lustre which brought fame to the town of Gubbio is obtained during the final firing in a reducing atmosphere from which oxygen is removed by applying a paste containing metallic salts of silver or copper to the earthenware This episode from Greek history which was very popular during the Renaissance depicts Paris chosen by the gods as the judge in the dispute between Hera Athena and Aphrodite He chooses Aphrodite as the most beautiful and awards her the golden apple The iconography of the goddesses is inspired by an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi circa 1480 between 1527 and 1534 after

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  • Le Petit Palais - Large bowl : two women in profile on either side of a tree of life - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Large bowl two women in profile on either side of a tree of life Anonymous Production Manises Spain First half of the 16th century Earthenware 11 8 x 48 1 cm Influenced by a technique perfected in the Middle East around the 9th century Spain which was under Muslim rule witnessed the birth of an art form in the Middle Ages which peaked in the 15th and 16th centuries Hispano Moorish ceramics These consisted of earthenware a type of clay covered in opaque white tin glaze forming a base for painted decoration This lustre decoration with metallic hints obtained with copper oxide or silver pigments is the hallmark of these luxury creations The originality of Hispano Moorish ceramics lies in the Islamic origins of the ornamentation inscriptions in pseudo Kufic script trees of life and palmettes etc The Petit Palais bowl is exceptional is this respect as the decoration is figurative two women facing each other in profile on either side of a tree of life Inventory number ODUT01039 Inventory

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    main geographical groups France and Northern Europe on the one hand and Italy and the Islamic world on the other This set which mainly comes from the Dutuit collection is mainly made up of art objects made using various techniques Hispano Moorish ceramics Italian majolica so called Venetian glass Iznik ceramics French glazed earthenware and so called Saint Porchaire pottery painted enamels from Limoges tin glazed pottery and more Apart from the medals and small Italian bronze pieces these high quality works are above all pieces of crockery connected to an art of fine dining that shows the wealth power and artistic tastes of the princes of the Renaissance The museum also has a very fine set of clocks watches and jewels illustrating the precious arts and precise time measurement techniques of Europe and the Renaissance Image du bandeau bandeau ren2 jpg A SELECTION OF WORKS OF RENAISSANCE Painting Cima da Conegliano Virgin and Child Mostaert Portrait of Joost van Bronkhorst Work of art Anonymous Bowl The Dance of the Cupids Anonymous Candlestick Anonymous Large bowl two women in profile on either side of a tree of life Master I C Ewer scenes from the story of Jason and the

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  • Le Petit Palais - Saint Paul and Saint Thomas - petitpalais.paris.fr
    18th century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Saint Paul and Saint Thomas Anonymous Limoges Circa 1220 1230 Engraved and gilded repoussé copper plaques of champlevé enamelled and gilded copper glass cabochons H 30 cm w 14 and 15 cm d 6 and 6 5 cm These plaques the Petit Palais has two of the six surviving plaques decorated with a low relief figuring the apostles Paul and Thomas probably come from the abbey of Grandmont Haute Vienne where they were parts of the decoration of the high altar The exceptional technical and aesthetic quality of these pieces illustrate the skill in working champlevé enamelled copper acquired by the craftsmen of Limoges in the 13th century Inventory number ODUT01239 1 2 Inventory number ODUT01239 1 2 Acquisition details Dutuit bequest 1902 Room 35 The Middle Ages and the Renaissance The Western Christian World Roll your mouse over the exhibit to view detail Previous 4 5 Next A A A Back

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