Plaster mold of lizard
Attributed to Georges Pull French
Not on view
Georges Pull took up ceramics relatively late in life, after first establishing a taxidermy and curiosity shop in Paris. His skills in taxidermy undoubtedly aided in the creation of ceramics that teemed with lifelike lizards, frogs, and snakes. This plaster cast attributed to his workshop suggests that he may have taken molds from life, much like his sixteenth-century source of inspiration, Bernard Palissy.
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