|Nature Morte Au Lievre by Felix Cluet|
|A Still Life of Paeony Roses by Felix Clouet|
In 1876 he undertook a painting that incorporated a majolica ewer into his subject matter. The ewer will be instantly recognizable to most long time collectors: the Minton Palissy jug.
|Hunting Still Life with Jug and Pheasant|
|Minton majolica Palissy ewer|
It appears that the color of the jug has been subdued to better blend with the earth tones in the rest of the image but there's no question that the shape is that of the Minton pitcher. The color palette actually reminds us of that used by Schiller. Did Schiller make a copy of the Minton Jug? We don't know but we will say this, the cartouche on the side of the jug visible in the painting is a somewhat altered reverse of that in the Minton piece.
Some details of the jug in the painting:
It is so rare to find a recognizable piece of majolica in a painting contemporary to the subject. A lovely painting it is too!