Nearly forgotten but glorious art, envisionings and historical oddments from the back corners of the internet
Majolica tableware that looks like it is alive. No worries. The lizards and insects are ceramic, too. Portuguese. Manuel Mafra, creator. Living from 1831 to 1905, he opened up his own factory in 1853. His work is known as Palissy ware, influenced by the work of 16th century French potter Bernard Palissy. Debuted at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867.
On a voyage to see how much mileage I can get from the creative ability and eye for images that my family thought was useless. On line art curator, fiction writer and now blogger. Historian's daughter. Follow me . . .even I have no idea where I'm going next.
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