|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 Victorian majolica collectors: the Minton Palissy jug.
|Hunting Still Life with Jug and Pheasant|
|Minton majolica Palissy ewer|
The colors of the jug are different from that in the painting but there's no question that the shape is that of the Minton pitcher. But is it the Minton Jug? The answer is no. The jug shown is in fact the original 16th Century jug by Bernard Palissy upon which the 19th Century Minton jug is based upon. Below are some images of the Palissy original from the V&A Museum.
|Original Palissy ewer from the V&A Museum|
Some details of the jug in the painting:
It is so rare to find a recognizable piece of majolica in a painting. A lovely painting it is too!