Avisseau Charles - (Ceramics Pottery Earthenware France)

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Avisseau, Charles - (Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware, France) Charles Avisseau (1796- 1861) was the son of a stone-cutter and at a young age was apprenticed in a faience factory at Saint Pierre-des-Corps. In 1825 he entered the ceramic factory of Baron de Bezeval at Beaumont-les-Autels where he saw a dish made by the Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy, which was to inspire his work. In 1843 Avisseau established an independent factory on the Rue Saint-Maurice in Tours, where individual ceramics inspired by and in the style of Palissy's 'rustic' wares were produced.

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