Two Palisy ware figures, 1876.
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The statuette on the left represents a man dresed in the style of a revolutionary, while the other is a washerwoman carrying a basket of clothes. Plate from 'Treasures of Art, Industry and Manufacture Represented in the American Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia', published in 1876, showing a pair of Palisy ware figures, made by Barbizet & Company of Paris. Palisy ware was a style of ceramic art developed by the French Renaisance potter Bernard Palisy (1510-1590). Palisy ware enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in the 19th century after Palisy's methods of enamelling and glazing were rediscovered by Charles-Jean Aviseau.